You Can Blame Sandy for Jersey's Boardwalk Fire
Investigators think wire exposed by the storm caused blaze
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2013 4:37 PM CDT
The sign for Funtown Pier stands above charred rubble in Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Newser) – It looks like Superstorm Sandy had one last kick to the stomach to give New Jersey. Investigators say faulty wiring probably caused last week's devastating boardwalk fire—and it was faulty because it had been exposed to salt water thanks to Sandy, reports the Star-Ledger. The conclusion is more of a best guess than a certainty, but investigators say anyone with property damaged near the coast should pay heed, reports AP.

"I'm sure on every boardwalk everywhere (at the Jersey shore), there may be compromised wiring," says an Ocean County official. "We don't want to start a panic mode. We just want to be reasonable. If you're a property owner and you think your electrical work came in contact with water and sand, we strongly recommend you have it inspected."

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Sep 18, 2013 7:20 AM CDT
GaryUSA writes below "" And it's, "you know they're right," not "you know there right." "" (directed at youhavebeentricked ). However, he left the first comment here, that said, in part: "I certainly would wouldn't my livelihood . . " not "I certainly would wouldn't WANT my livelihood . . " . People here are sure fast to cast cheap-shot stones at typos. Intellectually dishonest.
Sep 18, 2013 4:20 AM CDT
"The conclusion is more of a best guess than a certainty", sounds like a first attempt to have federal tax funds pay for the damage. Sandy may end up being a "blank check" for everything that happens now.
Sep 18, 2013 2:52 AM CDT
This is all Clintons fault.