Monday, September 16, 2013

Seaside NJ Fire -- making last stand possible

In reading my local paper's (The Star Ledger) coverage of the fire that destroyed over four blocks of boardwalk and adjacent businesses in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights (Ocean County) NJ, there are the gut wrenching photos of the fire's devastation that I am sure that many of you have seen by now. And if you haven't and are so inclined, check out my posts of Sept 12 and/or Sept 13.

My intention today is not to further dwell on the destruction, but to share a couple of articles I read in the Star Ledger. In the the first article (below), you will read about the George Harms Construction Company that had a large excavator in a nearby town doing some work a highway. When the guys from Harms heard about the fire, they sent a large excavator to the scene and dug the trench that made the firefighter's last stand against the fire possible. This trench made the difference in stopping the fire.

Last Stand at Lincoln Ave (I read this in the print edition on Sat., Sept. 14, 2013).

Yesterday (Sept. 15, 2013), the Star Ledger and an article talking about the efforts of some of the business owners and others on that awful day when the fire broke out. You will also learn a little more about the George Harms Construction Co.

In Seaside Boardwalk Fire, Heros are not Hard to Find

The investigation into the cause of the fire continues.

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