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Two Atlantic City firefighters and a fire captain were injured battling a fire Thursday.
Firefighters arrived at 21 N. Florida Ave. to find heavy fire on the first floor, Fire Chief Scott Evans said.

Flames were coming out the doors and windows, extending to the second floor.
“This was an extremely difficult fire to fight,” Evans said.
Renovations to the building left many hidden voids making the structure hazardous for firefighters, he said.

It took about four hours to get under control. The center of the building was partially collapsed, he said.

The closest fire station to respond would have been Station 4, but that is currently closed, union President John Varallo notes.
He also said the department is understaffed.
Two men were treated at the hospital and released, Evans said. One for a knee injury and one for foot.

Two Atlantic City firefighters and a captain were injured battling a fire Thursday.
Firefighters arrived at 21 N. Florida Ave. to find heavy fire on the first floor, Fire Chief Scott Evans said.
Flames were coming out the doors and windows, extending to the second floor.
“This was an extremely difficult fire to fight,” Evans said.
Renovations to the building left many hidden voids making the structure hazardous for firefighters, he said.
It took about four hours to get under control. The center of the building was partially collapsed, he said.
Two men were treated at the hospital and released, Evans said. One for a knee injury and one for foot.

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