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Jersey Shore Boardwalk Evacuated After Fire Engulfs Beloved Ice Cream Shop

Jersey Shore boardwalk ice cream fireScreenshot/Jersey Shore Hurricane NewsKohr’s Ice Cream in Seaside Park

A frozen custard stand on a Jersey Shore boardwalk caught fire on Thursday and soon became completely engulfed in giant flames.

The pier is being evacuated, and explosions have been reported in the building, according to CBS in Philadelaphia.

Strong winds blew the fire from Kohr’s Ice Cream in Seaside Park to adjacent buildings, according to The Newark Star-Ledger, and the blaze is also reportedly spreading to the boardwalk.

This shot shows how large the fire has grown:

Hurricane Sandy destroyed most of the boardwalk just last year, The Star-Ledger reported. It was just rebuilt earlier this year.

The cause of the fire is so far unclear. Several people are being treated for smoke inhalation.

The county sheriff is warning visitors to avoid the area, NBC New York reported.

Jersey Shore Hurricane News has a video of the fire:

Here are some photos from the scene:


Post by Jersey Shore Hurricane News.

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