Fire destroys New Jersey boardwalk


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Updated: 9/12/2013 5:15 pm Published: 9/12/2013 5:15 pm


SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - A raging fire that apparently started in an ice cream shop has spread several blocks down a New Jersey shore boardwalk that was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired.

Television footage showed flames and thick black smoke billowing from a long stretch of the boardwalk Thursday in Seaside Park.

Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said tar roofs and stiff winds were fanning the flames. He said a section of boardwalk was being removed to create a fire line to keep the blaze from spreading.

He said the fire created embers the size of a fist.

The fire is believed to have started in a Kohr's custard shop.

Authorities say several firefighters and residents were being treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

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Unwashed Mass - 9/12/2013 11:12 PM
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Who knew ice cream shops were so dangerous?
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