A fire broke out on the fourth floor of one of the buildings that make up the Brick Township Housing Authority complex on Chambers Bridge Road Friday night, but despite the quick action of firefighters, the building will remain locked down.
At 10:22 p.m., firefighters and police were called to the fourth floor of the George Conway Apartments building at the site, with a 911 caller stating there was a heavy smoke condition, police said in a late-night statement.
“They entered the fully engulfed apartment and extinguished the fire,” the statement said.
Firefighters successfully knocked down the blaze, but not before the building’s sprinkler system caused extensive water damage, making the building uninhabitable for the time being, according to police.
There were three victims taken to the hospital: one with minor burns and smoke inhalation and two others for cardiac conditions.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Police did not say where the residents of the building will be relocated. The housing authority provides apartments to low-income senior citizens and disabled residents.