Christie Plans $15M in Aid after NJ Boardwalk Fire

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie plans $15 million in state aid to businesses damaged in a massive boardwalk fire at the Jersey shore.

The aid is for businesses in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights that were affected by Thursday's fire. The aid will be extended whether or not the businesses were affected by Superstorm Sandy last fall.

The wind-whipped fire destroyed some 50 ocean-front businesses, including bars, pizza places and T-shirt shops and shot flames 50 feet into the air. Public works crews had to rip up part of the boardwalk to help stop the advancing flames.

Christie met with businesses owners before Saturday's aid announcement.

Seaside Park and Seaside Heights were hit hard by Sandy and had only recently finished major boardwalk repairs in the wake of the October storm. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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