atlantic city

Fire Tears Through Atlantic City Mosque, Barbershop

Authorities tried to determine what caused a fire that damaged a mosque and a barbershop in Atlantic City.

No one was injured.

Firefighters found flames showing through the roof of Masjid Al-Furquaan when they arrived on the scene around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Local

Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.

Girl, 9, Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self in Head

The Key Moments in Joe Biden's Rise to the Presidency

Acting Fire Chief Scott Evans told The Press of Atlantic City the air conditioner unit on the roof collapsed, narrowly missing some firefighters.

Evans says the mosque and a barbershop on the first floor sustained heavy water and smoke damage. The three-story building next door that houses the Sewage Authority offices sustained minor damage.

The fire didn't appear to be suspicious, said investigators.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us