Fire damages Atlantic City mosque

Authorities are trying to determine what caused a fire that damaged a mosque and a barbershop in Atlantic City.

No one was injured.

Firefighters found flames showing through the roof of Masjid Al-Furquaan when they arrived on the scene around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Acting Fire Chief Scott Evans tells The Press of Atlantic City the air conditioner unit on the roof collapsed, narrowly missing some firefighters.

Evans says the mosque and a barbershop on the first floor sustained heavy water and smoke damage. The three-story building next door that houses the Sewage Authority offices sustained minor damage.

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