US: Massive fire on the historic Seaside boardwalk along the New Jersey shore, fanned by strong wind, out of control – 120913 2210z

The Ocean (NJ) Boardwalk 6 Alarm fire continues to rage out of control.

(Picture courtesy of John Lobello twitter account)

Fire thought to have started about two or more hours ago (estimate) at 1807 Boardwalk (Fun Town Pier). Heavy winds are driving the blaze.

Entire boardwalk will be lost. Heavy winds and water supply issues. 4 storey condo building 3 blocks north of main fire now burning, no apparatus available to respond. Situation dismal.

Seaside Park NJ chief: “We’re in trouble here. We’ve got major problems.”

(All the above sourced from @Alertpage – credit)

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Seaside Boardwalk Fire NJ – Fire erupts on Seaside Park NJ boardwalk

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Published on Sep 12, 2013

Seaside Boardwalk Fire NJ – Fire erupts on Seaside Park NJ boardwalk

A stretch of boardwalk on the Jersey Shore was engulfed in flames this afternoon when a five-alarm fire broke out in Seaside Park, N.J.

The boardwalk is near the same stretch of sand where a rollercoaster landed upright in the ocean after Superstorm Sandy hit the coastline in October 2012.

The fire began at a Kohr’s frozen custard stand on the boardwalk, according to WABC.

Officials told ABC News that the section of boardwalk that is on fire is the only stretch that was not rebuilt after Sandy. It was part of the old boardwalk that was not destroyed in the storm, they said.

Children’s rides and amusements were also located along the part of the boardwalk affected by the fire.

There is no immediate word on how the fire started, according to WPVI. Seaside Park officials did not immediately respond to calls from ABC News.

Parts of the famed boardwalk — home of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and to amusements and restaurants — was destroyed in the storm but quickly rebuilt in order to open by the summer of 2013.

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