Damage from Sandy blamed for Jersey Shore fire

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Custer’s Last Stand at the Battle of Little Big Horn turned out to be a disaster for his Seventh Cavalry.

And now, it seems Kohr’s Frozen Custard’s last stand turned out to be a disaster for the Jersey Shore Boardwalk.

Investigators now say the fire that destroyed 86 businesses began under a building that housed Kohr’s Frozen Custard and Biscayne Candies.

And they’re fingering Sandy for all of this, saying last year’s hurricane not only destroyed the boardwalk, but also damaged electrical wires.

Joseph D. Coronato, Ocean County, New Jersey prosecutor, said, “During the storm this wiring and these connections became fully submerged in salt water and subject to sand and wave action contrary to the intended use. Over time degradation of this wiring and these connections occurred.”

Sandy left a wake of destruction in New Jersey and New York, and now, everyone affected is supposed to take a lesson from the boardwalk blaze.

“We strongly recommend to all Sandy affected businesses and home owners that they take measures to have any flood submerged electrical systems inspected and replaced if necessary.”

Sometimes some good can come out of a bad situation.