Arson suspected in Jersey Shore boardwalk fire
By Natalie O’Neill and Lia Eustachewich
September 13, 2013 | 8:44am
An inferno that gutted more than 30 Jersey Shore boardwalk businesses and took all night to put out appears “suspicious” — and is being investigated by prosecutors, sources said on Friday.
Investigators are eyeing arson because the blaze erupted midday with no obvious cause — and it just happened to come at the end of the summer season, the sources told ABC News.
The fire is believed to have started under the boardwalk near Kohr’s Custard Stand on Thursday, wiping out six blocks of the boardwalk in Seaside Park.
Custard shop owner Bruce Kohr said his workers spotted the flames coming from under the planks — not inside the shop.