OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An extra-alarm fire broke out in a shop on the boardwalk Saturday evening in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Preliminary reports indicated that the second-alarm fire broke out in the Surf Shop near 7th Street in the southern New Jersey shoreline community, CBS2 and CBS Philly reported.
Video shared by Jada Ramos on Twitter showed orange flames and plumes of gray smoke pouring out of a storefront, while firefighters on their knees appeared to tend to somebody or something out front.
There was no word late Saturday on any injuries or how the fire started.
Fire and police crews were on the scene, CBS Philly reported.
Farther north on the Jersey Shore in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, a fire devoured more than four blocks of boardwalk on Sept. 12, 2013.
That blaze started under a Kohr’s frozen custard stand and the Biscayne Candies shop and raged for eight hours. Investigators determined the boardwalk fire started in aged wiring that had been compromised by salt water and sand during Superstorm Sandy.
The boardwalk had been rebuilt a year later, but the Seaside Park section remained largely vacant.
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