New Jersey

New Jersey boardwalk fire linked to Superstorm Sandy-damaged electrical wiring

NJ boardwalk fire linked to Sandy-damaged wiring

TOMS RIVER, N.J. - A massive boardwalk fire in New Jersey was accidental, said authorities, adding that they have linked it to electrical wiring and equipment they said was compromised by Superstorm Sandy nearly a year ago.

The announcement was made Tuesday, five days after the fire destroyed more than 50 boardwalk businesses in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights.

Investigators said the fire started under a building that housed a candy store and an ice cream stand.

They said the fire was the result of a failure of electrical equipment and wiring under the boardwalk and sub-floor compromised by Sandy floodwater.

The equipment had been inaccessible since Sandy struck in late October.

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

Allentown, PA 18102




  • %

This Week's Circulars

Latest from the newsroom