Fire tears through Seaside Park, NJ's iconic boardwalk.
The fire that sent black smoke and flames above Seaside Park New Jersey is under control.
Thursday afternoon, hundreds of firefighters swarmed the boardwalk there. Just one year after hurricane Sandy destroyed it.
Just as the the iconic boardwalk in Seaside Park New Jersey had begun to heal from hurricane Sandy, tragedy strikes again.
A fire burned through at least 20-businesses, leaving damage spread over six-blocks.
"This is obviously a just unthinkable situation, for us to be watching what's going on behind all of you is just unthinkable."
Several firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion.
No word yet what caused the fire, but investigators are looking at reports that it may have started at a frozen custard shop, then quickly escalated.
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing, and I walked back down to the street and within 15 minutes there was more flames than I ever seen in my life, I got scared."
Seaside Park gained national attention after hurricane Sandy tore through it, costing the city 8-million dollars just to rebuild the boardwalk.
Governor Christie touted his state's resiliency.
"This is us, soon as this is over, we'll pick ourselves up, we'll dust ourselves off, and we'll get back to work."