ATLANTIC CITY — Two buildings caught fire within a half hour and a block of each other Saturday, and the city’s fire chief suspects arson.
The Atlantic City Fire Department responded to vacant-building fires at 33 N. Rhode Island Ave. at 3:58 p.m. and 45 N. Massachusetts Ave. at 4:22 p.m.
“They were one block from one another,” fire Chief Scott Evans said. “The fires appeared to be intentionally set.”
Evans said no one was on the property at either fire, but there were signs that vagrants had used the buildings.
The fires are under investigation.