Fire rips through condo complex along Long Beach boardwalk

Fire engulfed a condo complex along the Long Beach boardwalk early Sunday morning.

Fire officials say half-a-dozen families were evacuated and it took more than 200 firefighters to put out the flames. The frigid temperatures and strong winds made it difficult for the firefighters. Officials say water was freezing on the bodies of the firefighters as they left the building.

One fireman was taken to the hospital for a wrist injury and several others were treated for hypothermia and smoke inhalation. Residents say they heard smoke alarms and evacuated the building. One resident says she lost everything in the fire, including her beloved pets.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."