Part of Atlantic City’s iconic boardwalk was damaged in a fire Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Firefighters responded to the boardwalk outside the Resorts Casino Hotel at 3:48 p.m., where the fire had spread to the building’s exterior wall and the marquee above the boardwalk entrance, according to a statement from the Atlantic City government.
No injuries were reported and the fire was determined to be under control at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Some inside were evacuated due to “minimal smoke” inside the building but the casino remained open, officials said.
The extent of the damage was still being assessed as of 6:15 p.m., said city spokesperson Andrew Kramer. A cause of the fire had not yet been determined.
It was the second fire reported in nine months on the boardwalk. A fire that started under the boardwalk Feb. 3 damaged a section by New Jersey Avenue.
The Atlantic City boardwalk is among New Jersey’s best-known tourism draws. It is also the oldest boardwalk in the nation, dating to 1870.
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