Memorial Day

Jersey Shore Boardwalk Shop a Total Loss as Investigation Continues

A fire destroyed a surf shop along one of the Jersey shore's iconic boardwalks only a week before Memorial Day weekend.

The fire started on the 7th Street Surf Shop on along the Ocean City boardwalk Saturday night. One employee was inside the shop at the time but managed to get out. No one was injured during the blaze.

Firefighters cut holes in the roof of the shop to attack the flames quickly and were able to bring the fire under control in about an hour. But, the damage was done, the Ocean City Fire Department announced the shop was a complete loss.

The fire also caused some smoke damage to a neighboring business, which officials say will be easy to fix.

Officials continued to investigate the cause of the blaze Monday and didn't expect to know an exact cause for at least a couple more days.

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