EGG HARBOR CITY — A fire at a Dollar General Friday night on the White Horse Pike resulted in a water main break, leaving residents in the area without water until Saturday afternoon.
“The residents in that area between the White Horse Pike and Arago Street will be without water today for an undetermined amount of time,” Mayor Lisa Jiampetti said Saturday morning. “Right now, there’s water flowing everywhere on the White Horse Pike.”
Jiampetti said the pressure from the water through the city’s old infrastructure was likely the cause of the main break between 10th Terrace and Baltimore Avenue on the pike.
Necessary repairs were made and the water was restored to residents around 1 p.m., she said.
Jiampetti said the cause of the fire was arson.
Police and fire officials were not immediately available for comment.
Staff Writer Molly Bilinski contributed to this report.