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NJ Boardwalk Fire Linked to Sandy-Damaged Wiring

Updated: 09/17/2013 5:15 PM
Created: 09/17/2013 1:34 PM KSTP.com
By: Scott Theisen

The massive fire that destroyed part of a Jersey shore boardwalk and dozens of businesses began accidentally in wiring damaged in Superstorm Sandy, and should prompt coastal property owners to get their own equipment inspected for similar danger, officials said Tuesday.

The boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights started Thursday in aged wiring that had been compromised by salt water and sand during the Oct. 29 storm, federal and county investigators said at a news conference.

The wind-whipped blaze destroyed more than 50 businesses in the two towns.

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