AP PHOTOS: Fire Devastates Jersey Shore Towns

Furious efforts to restore a Jersey shore boardwalk hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy last year were undone Thursday by a wind-whipped fire that wiped out more than 50 businesses in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights. Firefighters worked for hours to bring the 6-alarm blaze that began in a frozen custard stand under control.

Here's a gallery of images from the blaze and early glimpses of the damage.

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