Chris Christie Tours Seaside Heights Boardwalk After Fire

New Jersey governor surveys the damage to the famed beachfront.
1:59 | 09/15/13

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jersey shore. An and abc news exclusive. Governor chris christie touring the damage after the infer know damaged parts of the boardwalk just rebuilt after superstorm sandy. The governor spoke to abc's gio benitez about the fire and whether it was intentionally set. Reporter: As investigators comb through the rubble, chris christie says he'll get the boardwalk back to normal. Just a few days ago, you said you wanted to throw up when you saw what was happening here. What is going through your mind right now. Now it's like, okay, it's time to get back to work. Reporter: But what started the fire? The fire is considered suspicious. As many as 15 atf agents are on the scene, searching for clues. The fire destroyed 30 buildings. And so much of the boardwalk just we built following superstorm sandy. Christie tells us he doesn't know what caused the massive blaze. You want to know what happened right away as soon as you can. Whatever the cause is, we'll let law enforcement and insurance companies deal with that. Reporter: So many people expressed such sadness over what happened here. What is your message to everyone watching this? First of all, to thank people from around the country and the world who have sent messages to us. Kind of disbelief and sadness. We appreciate their support and prars. They should be playing for these folks. They have been through a hell of a lot in the last ten months. We appreciate that folks care about the state. It's because of these people. They're great, caring, compassion nal fat, warm people. They appreciate the help coming from around the country and the world. Especially all the prayers. Reporter: For "good morning america," gio benitez, seaside heights. We have another abc news

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