Fire Strikes NJ Boardwalk After Sandy Recovery

Blocks of the iconic boardwalk were destroyed less than a year after the storm struck.
2:07 | 09/13/13

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A massive fire on the jersey shore. Blocks of that iconic boardwalk destroyed. Buildings that just recovered from hurricane sandy. Gio benitez is there. And what a heartbreaking scene. Reporter: It's unbelievable, amy. 20 buildings destroyed. That boardwalk, almost entirely gone. And this morning, we're told firefighters went through hell to put this fire out. Overnight, the flames still blazing out of control. The fire started at a custard shop, destroying the very same boardwalk ravaged by superstorm sandy last year. This is devastating. Reporter: The collapsed rollercoaster nearby had become a lasting image of the destruction. How can we deal with it again? One after another. There it goes. Reporter: The 20-mile-per-hour to 30-mile-per-hour winds pushing the fire north. Burning six blocks wide, until firefighters created a fire break. Removing part of the boardwalk to contain the fire. That's where firefighters are making their stand right now, to stop the spread. Reporter: Just this may, governor christie toured this area with prince harry, to show how it's rebuilt. But now, disaster strikes again. And it was the perfect storm for a fire to burn out of control. Ironically, many firefighters were out of town, attending new jersey's annual firemen's convention in wild wood. And fire crews had to pump water from the bay. This area still realing with water problems sandy. And the heat was so intense, firefighters were cooling off in that same bay. All that's left of the devastation, and an area too familiar with it. We're told this fire, entirely contained. But in the midst of all of this, there is amazing news. No one was seriously injured, amy. That's one good piece of news to take away from that devastating scene there. Gio, thank you.

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