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Officials: Embers a problem in NJ boardwalk fire

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago September 13, 2013 Sep 13, 2013 Friday, September 13 2013 September 13, 2013 8:17 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - About 100 firefighters are on the boardwalk in two Jersey shore towns trying to control hot spots after a boardwalk rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy was reduced to smoldering remains by a fire.

Officials say 300 to 400 firefighters were there Thursday when the fire raged for eight hours, leveling all 32 businesses in Seaside Park and crossing the town line into Seaside Heights.

Seaside Park Fire Chief Brian Gabriel says that if the fire had not been stopped at Lincoln Avenue, there is no telling how much destruction the fire would have brought.

He says embers sparked small fires at the Casino Pier amusement park that was damaged badly by Sandy last year.

Image: Bob Bielk/The Asbury Park Press/AP Photo

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