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Crews from the Ocean City and Marmora fire departments, as well as the Upper Township Rescue Squad, responded to a fire at the ACME supermarket on West Avenue, in Ocean City Nov. 15. No injuries were reported during the incident.

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OCEAN CITY - At 12:53 p.m. Nov. 15, the Ocean City Police Department Communications Center received a report of a fire at the ACME, located at 800 West Ave. 

According to a release, a subsequent investigation by the Ocean City Police Department, Ocean City Fire Department, State Fire Marshal’s Office, and Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office concluded the fire was a result of arson.

Detective Sgt. Dan Lancaster and Detective Matthew Crowley arrested a 12-year-old juvenile, from Ocean City, and he was charged with two counts of aggravated arson, failure to report a fire, risking widespread injury/damage, aggravated assault and criminal mischief. He was released to the custody of his family, pending juvenile court.

This investigation was conducted by the Ocean City Detective Bureau.

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