Tara Monks / Atlantic City personal injury: Woman hospitalized after rooming-house fire

Atlantic City personal injury: Woman hospitalized after rooming-house fire

Pennsylvania personal injury attorney alert: Woman injured, hospitalized after she jumped from window of burning building in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City rooming-house fire leaves 37 homeless.
Atlantic City personal injury: Woman hospitalized after rooming-house fire

// West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Atlantic City, PA – A two-alarm fire in an Atlantic City rooming house on Saturday, August 28, 2010, resulted in the hospitalization of one woman and the displacement of 37 people, as reported by The Philadelphia Enquirer.

The fire started on the second floor of the building located on the 1400 block of Memorial Avenue around midnight, according to Atlantic City Fire Chief Dennis Brooks.

Before firefighters arrived at the scene, a woman allegedly was forced to throw her children from a window to bystanders below. She then jumped from the window as well. While the children were not injured, the woman was transported to the hospital. Her condition was not made available.

The fire was mostly put out within 20 minutes by the 39 firefighters. It took another hour to extinguish flames that had gotten into the walls, according to Brooks.

Firefighters from Absecon, Longport and Pleasantville attended the fire. One of the firefighters was treated for smoke inhalation.

While the cause of the blaze remains under investigation, authorities believe it was accidental. Brooks reported the fire may have been started by a hot plate.

The Red Cross was assisting the 30 adults and seven children who resided in the building.


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