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Fire damages 12 homes on NJ shore hit by storm

MANASQUAN, N.J. — Since Hurricane Sandy smashed the Jersey shore, owners of flood-damaged homes up and down the coast feared something else might happen to their properties, sitting vacant and largely unwatched.

Those fears came true for a dozen homeowners on Wednesday morning in this Jersey shore beach town, still reeling from damage Sandy inflicted in October.

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