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Massive Fire Breaks Out On Jersey Shore Boardwalk That Was Spared By Hurricane Sandy

Updated: Part of the Seaside Park boardwalk, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last year, is on fire after an ice cream shop became engulfed by flames Thursday. The fire was declared contained around 9 p.m. Thursday after blazing for several hours.

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Gov. Chris Christie said 400 firefighters were battling the blaze, including 35 engine and 15 ladder companies. He said the rapid spread of the fire was due to high winds.

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Christie said when he first heard about the boardwalk fire, "I said to my staff, I feel like I want to throw up."

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The cause of the fire is still undetermined.

Michael Hayes is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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