After months of rebuilding the boardwalk that was destroyed by super storm Sandy, New Jersey firefighters were battling a six-alarm fire, according to US News reports on Sept. 12. The fire started at the Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard shop located at the Seaside Heights, N.J. boardwalk around 2 p.m.
Flames engulfed along the rebuilt boardwalk that affected over 50 businesses before firefighters were able to contain the fire.
Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd and his crew were able to stop the fire path by 9:30 p.m.
With winds gusting over 20 miles per hour, the fire quickly devastated 80 percent of the newly built boardwalk before equipment was used to remove several feet of the boardwalk to cease the feeding flames.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was on-site to view how much of the Seaside Park boardwalk was affected along with his efforts to support the town residents.
“I feel like I want to throw up,” said Gov. Christie.
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