A massive fire raging for hours has burned several business blocks on the waterfront of a New Jersey coastal town still recovering from the damage from Superstorm Sandy. The wind-whipped fire destroyed about a dozen boardwalks and businesses, caused at least $100,000 in damage to several buildings and engulfed several hundred acres of land on the Jersey Shore coast. The fire, which broke out at around 3.30pm on Friday 28 July after the pavements were damaged by Storm Sandy, threatened businesses, according to the fire service.
Much of the Seaside Heights waterfront was destroyed, and the image of a roller coaster crashing into a damaged amusement park has become a defining image of the storm. A large part of the waterfront was destroyed and a large part was destroyed. The roller coasters that fell into the damaged amusement parks have become the defining images of this storm, with the roller coaster immersing itself in one of the most iconic images.
Seaside Heights has been in the public eye since Superstorm Sandy blew the superstorm into the water last year. In 2012, the partially submerged Jet Star roller coaster became one of the most iconic images of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey history.
Now it's gone, the spectacular fire on Jersey's seafront, rebuilt after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, has turned it into smoldering ruins. The fire brought painful déjà vu to those who depend on the waterfront and beaches for their economic survival, sending a huge orange and red fireball into the sky that rolled 50 feet into the sky. Fueled by an approaching storm system, the fire in Seaside Heights, New Jersey's second-largest city, spread to the coastal city where the MTV series "Jersey Shore" was filmed and where an October storm plunged a roller into an ocean.
Seaside Park officials began planning Friday morning to rebuild their section of the waterfront where the fire broke out at the southern end of a frozen custard stall. Seaside Park officials have begun rebuilding parts of the coastal boardwalks near the scene of the fire on the Jersey Shore in New Jersey.
Witnesses told News 12 New Jersey they saw smoke coming from the waterfront business and flames spreading rapidly nearby. At one point flames had jumped onto two or three small houses and set them on fire, but were quickly extinguished by firefighters. Flames from a boardwalk fire destroyed the neighbor's house and damaged George's pizza, which her husband was running, as well as the freezer.
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Seaside Park is the better-known boardwalk in Seaside Heights, where the MTV reality show "Jersey Shore" was filmed. Hurricane Sandy first hit Jersey City, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012, and was the site of a major fire on the boardwalk, better known as the "Promenade," as well as the filming location for "Jersey Shore," where MTV's "Jersey Shore" reality show is filmed.
Witnesses told News 12 New Jersey they saw smoke coming from the shops on the waterfront and flames spreading rapidly nearby. As the fire advanced north despite fierce efforts by firefighters, Seaside Heights officials tried to resound a "Hail Maria." They ripped out and ripped up a part of the promenade that they had just completed five months earlier. While wildfire crews tore open vegetation to protect the oil from the advancing fires, the "Boardwalk Gambit" failed to stop the flames spreading farther than Seasides Heights, according to the New York Times. Parts of it had been removed to create a fire in which fist-sized embers floated in the air.
On Friday morning, Christie said the fire was 95 percent contained and many parts of the scorched waterfront would still smoulder for days. Water infrastructure is still being repaired after the damage caused by Sandy, and firefighters are being forced to run hoses into nearby Barnegat Bay, he said. Firefighters were able to get there in time to put out the fires before they ravaged part of Seaside Heights, a town of about 2,000 people about 30 miles north of New York.
The section where the fire broke out is part of the waterfront that has not been rebuilt since Hurricane Sandy. Sandy took a heavy toll on Seaside Heights, destroying the 1,500-foot-long boardwalk for 2,200 people. He said the pipes were damaged by sand and salt water during Hurricane Sandy and inspectors did not have access to the pipes to maintain them.