State to Help With Boardwalk Recovery

Friday, Jan 17, 2014  |  Updated 6:10 PM EDT
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Seaside Heights Mayor William Aker says,

NBC10, Matt DeLucia

Seaside Heights Mayor William Aker says, "There's a lot of emotional stress on a lot of people" following the boardwalk fire at Seaside Park.

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State officials will be on hand to offer assistance as rebuilding efforts get underway at the scene of the New Jersey boardwalk fire that left dozens of businesses destroyed.

Representatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and other agencies will provide information to businesses and residents at the Seaside Heights Municipal Complex Monday.

Gov. Chris Christie has pledged $15 million in state aid for businesses damaged by the fire.

Thursday's wind-whipped blaze destroyed dozens of ocean-front businesses in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights. The area that was still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

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Firefighters quickly extinguished a flare-up in a debris pile on the south end of the boardwalk behind a Seaside Park bar early Sunday.

Officials are still investigating the cause.

 


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