Tuesday, November 30 2010 @ 08:24 PM EST
Contributed by: CBrining
About 50 firefighters helped extinguish an early morning fire that damaged a Longport home.
A Longport police officer saw smoke at about 12:30 a.m. coming from an unoccupied home on the unit block of South Manor Avenue, borough Fire Chief Lefty Clayton said.
Firefighters from Longport, Margate, Somers Point and Northfield battled the fire, containing it by 2:15 a.m.
Longport fire crews stayed at the scene until 11 a.m.
The fire damaged the home's garage, interior and roof. Officials think the fire was set accidentally, but their investigation continues.