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Massive fire hits Jersey shore already ravaged by hurricane

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. — A raging fire destroyed much of an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk that had just been rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy, but a last-ditch effort to halt its spread by ripping out boards that had yet to burn succeeded in saving the rest of it Thursday.

The wind-whipped fire devoured eight blocks of boardwalk — four each in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights — and destroyed dozens of boardwalk businesses and caused millions in damages to the economic lifeblood of the twin tourist spots.

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