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AP PHOTOS: Fire devastates Jersey shore towns

Friday - 9/13/2013, 2:31am  ET

Firefighters battle a raging fire on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. that apparently started in an ice cream shop and has spread several blocks to neighboring Seaside Heights, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The boardwalk was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Kristi Funderburk) MANDATORY CREDIT: PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHER; NO SALES

The Associated Press

Furious efforts to restore a Jersey shore boardwalk hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy last year were undone Thursday by a wind-whipped fire that wiped out more than 50 businesses in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights. Firefighters worked for hours to bring the 6-alarm blaze that began in a frozen custard stand under control.

Here's a gallery of images from the blaze and early glimpses of the damage.

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