Seven and a half hours after the blaze first started on the Seaside Park
boardwalk, at the Funtown Park and Arcade, crews continued dousing the
businesses along the boardwalk.
State police, as well as Ocean
County emergency management officials patrolled the blocks surrounding
the boardwalk,which were blocked off with yellow police limes, fielding
questions from curious onlookers as well as the numerous journalists who
have descended upon Seaside Park this morning.
There were at least 20 television and radio vans on scene this morning. Meanwhile,
business owners took to Facebook and other social media to update fans
of their businesses about their condition. From outside, it was obvious
that some businesses, like Three Brothers Pizza, were gutter.
Press conferences are being held throughout the morning, including one scheduled with Gov. Chris Christie at 10:30 am.