No injuries were reported in the blaze at the Revel casino site, which began around 1:40 p.m. and was brought under control about an hour later, fire officials said.
Revel Entertainment CEO Kevin DeSanctis told The Press of Atlantic City that the welder was using a torch to dismantle the crane. The torch then ignited some insulation on the building's roof, creating lots of smoke but not much fire.
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“There was no real damage to anything,” DeSanctis said, adding that construction would not be interrupted.