Fire damages section of Atlantic City boardwalk

2-alarm fire appears to be case of arson, fire chief says

Published: 2:16 PM EDT Jun 26, 2013   Updated: 2:19 PM EDT Jun 26, 2013
Atlantic City boardwalk

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.