Police and firefighters are on scene of a fire in Ship Bottom, where a blaze with heavy smoke can be seen coming from the roof of a law firm.

Traffic near the building of Shackleton and Hazeltine, at the intersection of Long Beach Blvd. and East 21st Street, has been rerouted around the fire and beachgoers in the area have left the beach to watch the scene.

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It is unknown how the fire started or if there are any injuries at this time. 

The fire appears to have started on the top floor of the building, which may be an apartment.

Heavy traffic can be seen along Long Beach Blvd., but as of 4:30 p.m. the fire appears to be under control.

Check back for updates.

Diane D'Amico and Anjalee Khemlani


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