Fire broke out at the Baymeadow Condos in Somers Point around 5:50pm Tuesday Feb 17th.
Photo by Chuck Brining from the Great Egg Harbor Bay Bridge on the GSP
SOMERS POINT - A two-alarm fire made eight units in the Bay Meadows complex unlivable and brought out about 60 firefighters to battle the flames, but there were no injuries.
The fire apparently started at 5:50 p.m. in an unoccupied ground-floor unit by the stairwell, said Fire Chief Frank Denan. The first units arrived to see flames coming from the building and immediately called a second alarm.
Police Lt. Michael Sweeney was the first on the scene and went into the building to make sure all residents got out, Denan said.
Residents, some inadequately dressed against the rapidly chilling night, waited outside while two ladder trucks sprayed water on the fire from above.
Paul Hornig waited anxiously for news of his pet turtle, Timmy, and was relieved when the animal was brought out in his dish still breathing.
"I always thought that I'd see this on TV, and not be part of the story," Hornig said.
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