September 13, 2013 06:57 AM by Lisa Princ
New Jersey’s Seaside Boardwalk just can’t seem to catch a break these days. Less than one year after the boardwalk was hit by superstorm Sandy, the popular attraction suffered another blow: a massive fire that has once again destroyed much of the boardwalk in Seaside Park. Now, the stars of Jersey Shore, who called Seaside home at one time, are reacting to this devastating news!
Yesterday afternoon a fire broke out in a custard shop in Seaside New Jersey, and unfortunately with the wind conditions being just right, the fire quickly spread to much of the boardwalk. According to reports, Seaside Park, which was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy less than a year ago, lost 80% of their boardwalk in the blaze yesterday. More than 50 businesses in both Seaside Park and Seaside Heights were destroyed before firefighters were able to contain the fire.
Seaside, which was the home of MTV’s Jersey Shore holds a special place in the hearts of those who appeared on the show, with many of them helping the relief efforts after superstorm Sandy last year. The Jersey Shore stars all took to Twitter yesterday to share their thoughts about the tragic event, starting with Snooki, who posted: “My prayers to seaside park…can’t catch a break….praying for the volunteers, fire department & residence.” Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley and Vinny Guadagnino shared Snooki’s sentiments, while Pauly D seemed to be in a state of shock, posting: “Damn Seaside Again!”
Firefighters were finally able to get the blaze out, as they eventually made makeshift dunes, designed to halt the spreading of flames, and they continued to pour water on the smoldering spots. With the help of some heavy rain, the fire was finally put out, but the destruction was sadly already done. As of this time, no injuries have been reported, thankfully!
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