Friday, September 13, 2013

Seaside NJ Fire - Friday morning update

An update from on the status of the fire in Seaside NJ. I am embedding here a report from CBS2 news in NYC from earlier this morning.

A report from CBS2 NYC may be found here including a link to a photogallery

A report from NBC10 Philadelphia with links to more videos, images, and an audio of the fire radio call may be found here.

As I understand it, some 50 buildings have been destroyed over about four to six blocks of the ocean front boardwalk in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights (Ocean County NJ). Blowing hands hampered the efforts of the firefighters yesterday afternoon. Portions of the boardwalk and business destroyed by yesterday's fire saw minimal if any damage from Superstorm Sandy last fall.  However, the Funtown Pier twas badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy because it jutted out into the ocean, was destroyed during yesterday's fire. The fire began about 2:15 PM yesterday afternoon, it took firefighters at least five hours to bring the fire under control. Some 400 firefighters responded from around New Jersey. This morning firefighters are working on hotspots.

I'm not quite sure how long the embed code that I used here will work, so if you are arriving at this page sometime after this fire occurred and the embed code does not work, you will know why.

Updated and revised September 13, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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