On Wednesday afternoon an area of Cape May marsh caught fire and caused exterior damage to five buildings in the area. The fire was reported around 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday on the 1400 block of Missouri Avenue in Cape May. The three-alarm fire covered an area the size of half a city block. No injuries were reported and the marsh fire was brought under control within half an hour. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental and is being investigated by the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.