Fire at Palmyra apartment complex

Inquirer staff writer Maya Rao reports:

Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out shortly before noon today at the Palmyra Arms apartment complex.

The fire was contained in a third-floor apartment at the back of the Broad Street complex, according to Palmyra Fire Chief Alan Zimmerman. Fire officials were dispatched at 11:58 and put out the fire in about 20 minutes, he said.

Witnesses said one person was badly burned and removed from the building, but authorities declined to give specifics on the case.

Palmyra resident J. B. Shannon was watching television with his girlfriend, a resident of the complex, when they heard an apartment’s smoke detector go off, he said. A few minutes later, a smoke alarm for the entire building sounded, he said.

The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and officials from Riverside, Riverton Cinnaminson, Delran and Maple Shade were on the scene.

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