Firefighters Extinguish Flare-Up On New Jersey Boardwalk

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials in Ocean County, N.J. will monitor the site of the massive fire on the Seaside Park and Seaside Heights boardwalk until Monday evening, after a flare-up erupted.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said the flare-up occurred at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday in a debris pile on the south end of the boardwalk behind a Seaside Park bar. Fire companies from Seaside Park and Seaside Heights extinguished the fire by 3 a.m.

Fire and emergency management officials are monitoring the fire zone until 6 p.m. Monday and will meet then to decide if further monitoring is necessary.

Meanwhile, the administration of Gov. Chris Christie will also hold a “Mobile Cabinet” Monday at the Seaside Municipal Complex, at 116 Sherman Ave. in Seaside Heights, for those impacted by the fire. Between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., the several state departments will advise residents and business owners on a variety of issues.

Representatives of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Department of State Business Action Center, and Governor’s Office of Constituent Relations will be on hand, as well as dignitaries from the departments of Banking and Insurance, Environmental Protection, Transportation and Labor & Workforce Development.

The state Department of Human Services will also send out crisis counselors in the Seaside area to provide emotional support for those impacted, Christie’s office said.

The newly-crowned Miss America – Miss New York Nina Davuluri, will also head to Seaside Park and Seaside Heights Monday afternoon to support the reconstruction efforts.

Christie announced Saturday that $15 million would be made available for the rebuilding effort. That money will come from funds created after Sandy.

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Source: CBS local New York


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