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50 Businesses Destroyed

The fire ensued on September 12, 2013 north of a Kohr's Frozen Custard shop on this famous New Jersey Shore Boardwalk.  The blaze destroyed more than 50 businesses, including the Funtown Pier Amusement Park and occurred less than a year after the boardwalk was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  More than 400 firefighters converged on the ten-alarm fire and, although wind and random explosions created an operational challenge, the Fire Department was able to cut a trench through the boardwalk north of the fire to halt the advancing flames.  T.J. Russo Consultants was retained on behalf of the insurance company for the business initially reported to be above and to the south of where the fire originated.

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