September 12th, 2013
08:19 PM ET

Gov. Christie: N.J. Boardwalk fire an 'unthinkable situation'

A major fire engulfed a famous New Jersey boardwalk Thursday that had been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The six-alarm fire started along the just rebuilt boardwalk in Seaside Heights.

Firefighters have been brought in from other counties in New Jersey to fight the blaze that took over at least 19 buildings.

Fire engulfs buildings on New Jersey boardwalk hit by Superstorm Sandy

The Seaside Park boardwalk was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy nearly a year ago. Emergency responders are actually tearing up parts of the new boardwalk to prevent the fire from spreading.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called the fire an "unthinkable situation" as firefighters continued to fight the high flames and black smoke.

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