Man found dead after fire at homeless encampment torches part of Atlantic City boardwalk

A man was found dead when a fire near a homeless encampment underneath the Atlantic City boardwalk touched off a three-alarm blaze Thursday night. 

Investigators believe 67-year-old Bruce Eder was sleeping by a campfire underneath the boardwalk near Tennessee Avenue when it raged out of control.

The rising flames damaged the boardwalk itself and an arcade above, according to officials. 

Investigators concluded that the fire was started by an open flame catching nearby combustible material ablaze. 

They do not believe the fire was criminally set.