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New Jersey Shore On Fire

Graham Clark |
September 12, 2013 | 3:48 p.m. PDT


The fire has caused severe structural damage. (via KYW news)
The fire has caused severe structural damage. (via KYW news)

A fire broke out on the New Jersey boardwalk at 2:35 p.m. Sept. 12, and has engulfed businesses nearly a mile along the coast. The site of the inferno is Seaside Park.

USA Today reportsthat the blaze began when Kohr’s Frozen Custard stand was set alight. Fire spread from there, collapsing neighboring structures within hours.

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Borough administrator John Camera said, “As it continues to burn the boardwalk and out buildings, it is very, very hard to stop. There is so much wood structure up there."

No deaths have been reported, but individuals on the scene are being treated for smoke inhalation.

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