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Several people displaced after apartment fire in Galloway


GALLOWAY, NJ (CBS) – A fire in Galloway Township, New Jersey on Saturday morning displaced several people, police say. Several victims required medical attention after inhaling smoke.

The fire started around 5 a.m. on Saturday at the Apache Court apartment complex.

Galloway Police said the apartment complex, containing more than a dozen units, was completely submerged when they arrived.

Local firefighters responded to the scene and brought the blaze under control.

Authorities also say officers entered the building and evacuated the occupants.

People were treated for smoke inhalation by Galloway Township EMS. A police officer was sent to the continental division of AtlantiCare for treatment.

Police could not say whether they were able to rescue all occupants of the building.

Authorities say 18 units have been relocated due to the fire. The Galloway Emergency Management Office and the Red Cross have been called in to assist the displaced.

The cause is currently under investigation and the building is closed.

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