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New Jersey to use Sandy money for boardwalk fire cleanup

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Sep 16 2013 02:07:22 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 16 2013 02:16:53 PM CDT
Jersey boardwalk fire blurb

Chris Spiegel/BLURrevision.com

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. -

The Christie administration said it will use Superstorm Sandy-recovery money to pay for debris removal at the scene of the boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights.

The administration said it hopes the extra aid will speed the rebuilding.

State officials will be on hand Monday afternoon to offer assistance to businesses and residents affected by Thursday's fire, which destroyed four blocks of boardwalk businesses.

Representatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and other agencies will provide information at the Seaside Heights Municipal Complex.

Over the weekend, Gov. Chris Christie also pledged $15 million in state aid to the burned businesses, also using Sandy recovery money.

The fire remains under investigation.