Fire in Rio Grande

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Fire caused significant damage to a vacant apartment on Maryland Cove in Rio Grande Thursday morning, Jan. 23, according to Middle Township Police.

The call came in at 8 a.m. and the fire started in the attic, according to Capt. John Edwards and Sgt. Mark Higginbottom of the township police department. 

No one was injured, and no one lived in the apartment, according to Edwards. He said the blaze doesn't appear to be suspicious. 

Fire companies from Rio Grande and Green Creek responded, as did the Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office. The scene was cleared around 11:15 a.m.

County Fire Marshal Conrad Johnson Jr. could not be reached for comment.

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