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Fire Engulfs Iconic New Jersey Boardwalk
A six alarm fire destroyed more than 50 businesses but a last-ditch effort by firefighters saved the boardwalk.
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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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CORRECTS LOCATION TO RESTORE LOCATION TO SEASIDE PARK INSTEAD OF SEASIDE HEIGHTS - This frame grab from video provided by Fox 29 shows a raging fire in Seaside Park, N.J. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Fox 29) MANDATORY CREDIT

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A firefighter climbs down a ladder as debris left behind by a massive fire are rest on the side of the street at the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Nicholas Wey, 18, left, and his best friend Peter Irler, 18, both from Toms River, N.J., stand on the beach while looking at a fire that burns a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in the area of an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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CORRECTS LOCATION TO RESTORE LOCATION TO SEASIDE PARK INSTEAD OF SEASIDE HEIGHTS - This frame grab from video provided by Fox 29 shows a raging fire in Seaside Park, N.J. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Fox 29) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Smoke rises in the distance as firefighters battle a raging fire on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. that apparently started in an ice cream shop and has spread several blocks down, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The boardwalk was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Erik Larsen) MANDATORY CREDIT: PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHER; NO SALES

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Onlookers watch from the shore as black smoke rises from a fire on the Seaside Heights, N.J. boardwalk Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The fire started in the vicinity of an ice cream shop and burned several blocks of boardwalk and businesses in a town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Bob Bielk) NO SALES

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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Smoke from a raging fire on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. that apparently started in an ice cream shop and has spread several blocks down, rises in the background Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The boardwalk was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Daniel Radel) MANDATORY CREDIT: PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHER; NO SALES
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Billowing black smoke rises as firefighters battle a raging fire on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. that apparently started in an ice cream shop and has spread several blocks down, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The boardwalk was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Erik Larsen) MANDATORY CREDIT: PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHER; NO SALES

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses the media near the area hit by a massive fire on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Firefighters use a hose to put out flames during a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Firefighters battle a raging fire on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. that apparently started in an ice cream shop and has spread several blocks to neighboring Seaside Heights, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The boardwalk was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Kristi Funderburk) MANDATORY CREDIT: PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHER; NO SALES
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Ocean County fire coordinator Brian Gabriel addresses the media near the site of a massive fire at Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in the area of an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Firefighters use flashlights while checking an area where they fought off flames during a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Commuters drive on a bridge connecting the barrier island of Seaside Heights, N.J., with the mainland as cloud of smoke rises from a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Firefighters battle a raging fire on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. that apparently started in an ice cream shop and has spread several blocks to neighboring Seaside Heights, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The boardwalk was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Kristi Funderburk) MANDATORY CREDIT: PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHER; NO SALES
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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Firefighters use flashlights while checking an area where they fought off flames during a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, talks to state fire marshal Bill Kramer, center, and shore regional fire coordinator Craig Augustoni during a visit to the area hit by a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Firefighters use flashlights while checking an area where they fought off flames during a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building at the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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A firefighter saws through a metal wall on a building while battling a fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Fire Engulfs Iconic New Jersey Boardwalk

A six alarm fire destroyed more than 50 businesses but a last-ditch effort by firefighters saved the boardwalk.

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