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Crews Place 3-Alarm Fire On Atlantic City Boardwalk Under Control

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) -- A massive cleanup effort is underway in Atlantic City after a three-alarm fire damaged five businesses located on the boardwalk between Saint James Place and New York Avenue.

Atlantic City firefighters credit the businesses' tenants and customers for quickly evacuating when fire happened.

About 60 firefighters worked to control the flames, which quickly spread to five boardwalk businesses around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Chief Scott Evans says no one was injured.

"The heat is a bit of an issue so we're making sure that the firefighters are well-hydrated and everybody's rotating through so as of right now, we've got no injuries," Evans said.

He says one of the businesses is a total loss.

Evans adds many of these buildings are close to 100 years old.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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