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Firefighters Friday night battle a blaze on the Seaside Park, N.J., boardwalk. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Fire damages N.J. boardwalk also hit by Sandy

A massive fire spitting fist-sized embers engulfed dozens of businesses Thursday along the Jersey Shore boardwalk in Seaside Park, forcing workers to rip up stretches of walkway recently replaced after superstorm Sandy as they raced to contain the blaze.

People walk Friday near fire-gutted building that burned
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People walk Friday near fire-gutted building that burned Thursday afternoon, destroying dozens of businesses along a Jersey Shore boardwalk in Seaside Park. (Sept. 13, 2013)

A woman walks Friday through fire-ravaged hulk of
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A woman walks Friday through fire-ravaged hulk of dozens of Jersey boardwalk businesses that burned Thursday afternoon in Seaside Park. (Sept. 13, 2013)

People walk Friday on the beach near the
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People walk Friday on the beach near the Jersey Shore boardwalk in Seaside Heights, where a huge fire Thursday destroyed dozens of businesses. (Sept. 13, 2013)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks reporters Friday
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks reporters Friday at the scene of a massive fire that destroyed dozens of businesses along a section of a Jersey Shore boardwalk in Seaside Park. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Firefighters in Seaside Park, N.J., mop up Friday
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Firefighters in Seaside Park, N.J., mop up Friday after a massive fire destroyed dozens of businesses Thursday along a section of the Jersey Shore boardwalk. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Firefighters Friday examine debris left by a massive
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Firefighters Friday examine debris left by a massive fire Thursday that destroyed dozens of businesses along a Jersey Shore boardwalk in Seaside Park. (Sept. 13, 2013)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, talks to
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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 in Seaside Park, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses the media
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses the media near the area hit by a massive fire 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. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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A firefighter saws through a metal wall on
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A firefighter saws through a metal wall on a building while battling a fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk in Seaside Park, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

A woman puts her hand over her face
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A woman puts her hand over her face as she sits on a cooler in an area for first responders working a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk in Seaside Park, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

A firefighter climbs down a ladder as debris
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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 in Seaside Park, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Firefighters use flashlights while checking an area where
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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 in Seaside Park, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Firefighters use a hose to put out flames
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Firefighters use a hose to put out flames during a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk in Seaside Park, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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Fire crews battle a multiple-alarm fire that tore

Fire crews battle a multiple-alarm fire that tore through several business along the Seaside Park boardwalk. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Smoke from a raging fire on the boardwalk
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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. (Sept. 12, 2013)

This still image from video provided by Fox
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This still image from video provided by Fox 29 shows a raging fire in Seaside Park, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

A fire in Seaside Park and spread to
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A fire in Seaside Park and spread to other boardwalk businesses, including FunTown Pier, and has now reached Seaside Heights. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Firefighters battle the blaze on the boardwalk in
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Firefighters battle the blaze on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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Onlookers watch from the shore as black smoke
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Onlookers watch from the shore as black smoke rises from a fire on the Seaside Heights, N.J., boardwalk. (Sept. 12, 2013)

In this image taken from video and provided
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In this image taken from video and provided by Fox 29, flames engulf a building in the resort community of Seaside Heights, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

In this aerial image taken from video and
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In this aerial image taken from video and provided by Fox 29, firefighters battle a raging fire on boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Firefighters Friday night battle a blaze on the
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Firefighters Friday night battle a blaze on the Seaside Park, N.J., boardwalk. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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