Pier structurally sound after AC fire

A multi-alarm fire ignited on the Central Pier in Atlantic City on Saturday, November 21, 2009.

November 23, 2009 11:41:16 AM PST
A weekend fire that destroyed four shops on the Atlantic City Boardwalk did not cause any structural damage to the pier supporting them. No serious injuries were reported in the blaze, which broke out at the Central Pier shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday and took nearly four hours to bring under control.

Authorities say the fire started inside a pizza shop, and the flames quickly spread to two clothing stores and a photography shop.

The Central Pier, which was built in the 1880s, has been hit by multiple fires in its history, including a May 2006 blaze that caused nearly $500,000 in damage.