SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a massive fire in a New Jersey Shore town has severely damaged at least three homes, but no injuries have been reported.
The fire in Sea Isle City broke out shortly before noon Thursday, sending large plumes of thick, black smoke into the air.
Authorities believe the fire started in a home and soon spread to two duplexes, which are about two blocks from the ocean. The home where the blaze started was destroyed, while the other structures were severely damaged.
It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was in any of the structures when the fire started to spread or how many people have been displaced by the fire.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
Sea Isle City is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Atlantic City.