Fire damages section of Atlantic City boardwalk

Fire damages section of Atlantic City boardwalk

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a late-night fire damaged a small section of Atlantic City's Boardwalk, but was mainly contained to a ramp leading to the iconic walkway.

Fire Chief Dennis Brooks told The Press of Atlantic City the blaze appears to have started in a large storage unit used by boardwalk businesses. He said it appears to be a case of arson.

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

Brooks said the fire, on the boardwalk at St. James Place, got big quickly and went to two alarms. But the overwhelming majority of the 100 feet of damage was on a ramp leading to the Boardwalk and not on the Boardwalk itself.

The fire was in a remote section far away from where Boardwalk strollers walk.

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