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Fire damages section of Atlantic City boardwalk

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 26 2013 01:16:40 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 26 2013 01:19:53 PM CDT
Atlantic City boardwalk
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

A fire damaged about 100 feet of Atlantic City's boardwalk late Tuesday night, officials said.

The fire appears to have started in a large storage unit used by boardwalk businesses, said Chief Dennis Brooks, Atlantic City Fire Dept., adding that the fire appears to be a case of arson.

The fire department got the call shortly before 11 p.m.

The fire, on the boardwalk at St. James Place, got big quickly and went to two alarms, Brooks said. As a result he said the department was able to get a lot of water on the fire quickly and keep the damage from being even worse.

Investigators are looking at video from nearby businesses with security cameras.