Jersey Shore Battling Back From Devastating Fire
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Friday the fire that ravaged the Jersey Shore on Thursday is now 95% fully contained, although authorities say there are select “hot pockets” which could linger for days.
More than three-quarters of the boardwalk in Seaside Park was burned, a huge blow to a community that was rebuilding after getting hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last year.
The blaze erupted Thursday afternoon at a custard stand and ruined nearly three dozen businesses.
Governor Christie also said in a new conference (which you can see below) there were only minor injuries and, with one exception, all the damage was limited to commercial properties.
You can see some of the damage in the photos below: