On Friday, as firefighters continue to douse embers in "hotspots" from yesterday's boardwalk fire in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, investigators are searching for answers as to what caused the massive four block fire.
Approximately 100 firefighters remain on the scene of Thursday's fire that is believed to have originated at a frozen custard stand in Seaside Park and spread several blocks into the neighboring borough of Seaside Heights.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the sight of the damage to more than 30 businesses along the historic Seaside boardwalks was sickening.
On Thursday, Seaside Park Mayor, Robert Matthies said the fire burned new wood replaced on a stretch of boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy last year.
"This is another tremendous wrench in the recovery," Mayor Matthies added.
Governor Christie said on Friday that state agencies were ready to help residents rebuild again and praised the efforts of more than 400 firefighters who worked tirelessly to contain the fire. Several firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation at area hospitals.
A Neptune System water cannon purchased with U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants in the event of an attack on the state's oil tank was deployed to the Seaside boardwalk fire, provided thousands of gallons of water per minute to douse the flames.