Nightly News   |  September 17, 2013

Seaside Park fire blamed on faulty wiring

The fire that took out four blocks of boardwalk in Seaside Park, N.J., was attributed to electrical wiring underneath the boardwalk that had been damaged from Hurricane Sandy. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> officials in new jersey say they have determined the cause of the fire that took out four blocks of boardwalk in sea side park last thursday, blamed today on electrical wiring underneath the boardwalk which sustained damage from sand and salt water during hurricane sandy. some of the wires were buried in sand after the construction and were not inspected after sandy. the boardwalk section that burned there was old. and while the businesses that reopened this summer, the infrastructure was not rebuilt. investigators emphasize they found nothing suspicious and offered inspections for other surviving business owner .