Seaside Park Boardwalk Fire
Demolition and cleanup work is set to begin this week along a Jersey shore boardwalk where a fire destroyed dozens of businesses.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is defending his decision to take some federal Sandy relief money to help businesses hit by last week’s boardwalk fire in Seaside Heights.
The Christie Administration announced it will hold its second Mobile Cabinet to assist Seaside residents and businesses impacted by last week’s Boardwalk fire.
Business owners who lost everything in the Seaside Park boardwalk inferno met with state officials on Monday.
Christie Administration Hosting ‘Mobile Cabinet’ For Residents and Businesses Impacted by Boardwalk Fire
The mobile cabinet will be held on Monday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Seaside Municipal Complex at 116 Sherman Avenue in Seaside Heights.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office says the flare-up occurred at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday in a debris pile on the south end of the boardwalk behind a Seaside Park bar.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie returned to Seaside Heights on Saturday to take a look at the damage wrought by the inferno that destroyed several blocks of boardwalk, and consumed dozens of businesses.
In Seaside Park, ironically, while there was a lot of damage from Sandy, many of these businesses survived. That is, until this fire, which was fanned by 30-mile-an-hour winds.
The governor said it could be days before the fire is 100-percent out.
Seaside Park business owner, Hasham Khan, is devastated after seeing his business in Seaside Park burn to rubble.
Rather than checking out new equipment and technology at the Wildwoods Convention Center, Cape May County fire crews rushed to the scene of the expanding boardwalk fire in Seaside Park.
The officers were relieved from duty at the site of the massive boardwalk fire and were apparently sitting on the back of a truck when a bench gave way.
Despite the devastation, however, residents and business owners tell Eyewitness News, Seaside Park is one resilient community and they will rebuild.
Hundreds of firefighters from all over New Jersey battled a large blaze on the boardwalk in Seaside Park, Ocean County. Officials say at least 32 businesses are destroyed on a six block stretch of the boardwalk, in a town that had to rebuild after Sandy.