Some Lindenwold residents are lucky to be alive this morning.
Flames broke out just before 7:30 a.m. at the Stonington Court Apartments at 1800 Laurel Road in Lindenwold, N.J. The fire quickly spread to two alarms as thick smoke continued to plume out of the apartments.
The blaze left a police officer suffering from injuries but the extent of those injuries were unknown, according to Lindenwold firefighters on the scene.
Sixteen of the 24 units in the building were damaged, fire officials said. All residents were accounted for, according to authorities. (LINK)
Hopefully, the officer’s injuries are not severe. With so many apartments and so many residents, this fire could have been a lot worse.