3-alarm house fire in Avalon, New Jersey

AVALON, N.J. - July 7, 2013

It happened around 6:00 Sunday night on the 5100 block of Ocean Drive.

Fire crews battled the blaze for more than an hour.

Officials say the flames started outside and spread to the house. The home suffered severe damage.

The local fire chief says heat was the biggest challenge to overcome.

Two firefighters, who suffered heat exhaustion, were checked out at an area hospital.

There were several occupants home at the time the fire started but all escaped without injury.

The exact cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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