NEW IMAGES: Massive Boardwalk Fire

A fire engulfed a popular Jersey Shore ice cream shop on the boardwalk in Seaside Park, destroying a large portion of the boardwalk and neighboring businesses.

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Bob Alberding | Point Pleasant Patch
September 12, 2013: Bob Alberding of PointPleasantPatch.com took this picture as he approached the boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, Ocean County, New Jersey.
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Fire officials stand near the area where a day earlier a massive fire burned a large portion of the boardwalk, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy.
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Fire officials arrange a hose onto a pick-up truck as smoke rises from the Funtown Pier Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Seaside Park, N.J., the morning after a fire burned a large portion of the boardwalk.
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Commuters drive on a bridge connecting the barrier island of Seaside Heights, N.J., with the mainland as cloud of smoke rises from a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J.
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A police officer walks near the remains of the burned-down Funtown Pier on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Seaside Park, N.J., the morning after a fire burned a large portion of the boardwalk.
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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.
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Nicholas Wey, 18, left, and his best friend Peter Irler, 18, both from Toms River, N.J., stand on the beach while looking at a fire that burns a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in the area of an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no other early reports of any injuries.
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A woman puts her hand over her face as she sits on a cooler in an area for first responders working a massive fire at the Seaside Park boardwalk, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J.
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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J.
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The Fun Town pier is engulfed in flames following a fire at the Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard Shop.
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Christie briefs the press on the status of the fire.
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Funtown Pier before Superstorm Sandy, which destroyed most of the the rides. The Funtown office (pictured to the right) collapsed in Thursday's massive fire.
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A scenic day at Seaside Park, before Sandy and the fire.
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Governor Christie surveys the fire damage.
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A boardwalk fire has engulfed dozens of businesses in Seaside Park on the Jersey Shore on Sept. 12, 2013.
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SkyForce10 is over the scene of a raging fire on the Seaside Park boardwalk. The fire could be seen from miles away.
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Tourist Melissa Rummells was visiting the shore from Orlando when she stumbled upon the fire. (NE Emergency News & Weather Feed)
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NBC10 Philadelphia reporter Ted Greenberg shot this image as he approached the fire.
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Funtown Pier is engulfed in flames, and 80 percent of the Seaside Park boardwalk has lost its businesses.
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Destroyed rides sit on the beach from an amusement pier on Nov. 16, 2012 in Seaside Heights, N.J. Two amusement piers and a number of roller coasters were destroyed in the seaside town by Superstorm Sandy.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Funtime" is scrawled in the sand in front of destroyed amusements from the Funtown Pier on Nov. 16, 2012 in Seaside Heights.
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The Funtown Pier was destroyed by Sandy, and the remains were engulfed in flames Thursday, along with the southern end of the boardwalk.
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Destroyed rides from the Funtown Pier sit on the beach following Superstorm Sandy.
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Waves break at a destroyed roller coaster.
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The remains of the Funtown pier were engulfed in flames following a fire at a Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard Shop.
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Firefighters look at the charred area the morning after a massive fire burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J.
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Firefighters look at the charred area the morning after a massive fire burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J.
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Firefighters look at the charred area the morning after a massive fire burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J.
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