• Fire burns several blocks of N.J. boardwalk

    by  • September 12, 2013 • News

    SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A raging fire that apparently started in an ice cream shop has spread several blocks down a fireNew Jersey shore boardwalk that was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired.

    Television footage showed flames and thick black smoke billowing from a long stretch of the boardwalk Thursday in Seaside Park.

    Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said tar roofs and stiff winds were fanning the flames. He said a section of boardwalk was being removed to create a fire line to keep the blaze from spreading.

    He said the fire created embers the size of a fist.

    The fire is believed to have started in a Kohr’s custard shop.

    Authorities say several firefighters and residents were being treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.