The Fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights

Poor Seaside Heights and Seaside Park really can not catch a break  (the fire crossed the border of the two towns, NJ.com has a great map here).  Here's some photos from the heartbreaking scene today:

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Fortunately, the fire was contained to the south end of the boardwalk; the north end survived and was doing well today as part of a previously scheduled fair where I had an excellent cheesesteak. 

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Many more photos from today here; three pictures of one corner of the boardwalk after Sandy and after the fire here; pictures of the Seaside Heights recovery back in June here, and pictures after Sandy here.

After all that devastation, here's a nice sunset from Island Beach State Park, a few miles from the site of the fire. 

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Update September 17, 2013: Asbury Park Press has a great article and video on the cause of the fire here