PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Cape May County fire marshal is trying to pinpoint the cause of a Sunday afternoon fire that broke out at a well-known bait, tackle and boat rental shop in Sea Isle City, N.J.
Two people suffered minor injuries when the flames erupted in equipment outside Two Chums along the Sea Isle City marina at 43rd Place near Sea Isle Boulevard.
Investigators say the fire spread to a commercial boat docked in the marina and melted siding on a nearby condo.
VIDEO shows raging blaze at #SeaIsleCity fishing business and residents screaming for help, asking where the fire department is. Why they say the response took too long, at 10&11. (Video courtesy of Arthur Barrett). pic.twitter.com/1st5W0vFUd
— Dave Kinchen ---- (@DaveKinchenUSA) June 16, 2019
Neighbor Elizabeth Bewley told CBS 3 Eyewitness News she was worried about the flames spreading.
"It was scary, really scary, because you didn't know if the wind would shift and other houses would get damaged. There's boats in the water over there, lots of boats, so they could always catch on fire also," Bewley said.
Firefighters responding from nearby Avalon, Ocean City, Ocean View, Seaville, and Strathmere helped put out the fire.