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Raging Fire Spews Thick Black Smoke Across Jersey Shore Waterfront

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    Fire Burns on Sea Isle City Waterfront

    A fire burns on the waterfront in Sea Isle City. Credit: Bryan Kennedy

    (Published Sunday, June 16, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Two people suffered minor injuries in the blaze, which broke out on the bay side of 43rd Place, the Sea Isle City Police Department said

    • Nearby homes were evacuated and one of them suffered heat damage, police said

    • Firefighters responded from several neighboring communities and quickly had the fire under control

    A raging fire spewed thick black smoke across the waterfront in Sea Isle City on Sunday, police said. 

    Two people suffered minor injuries in the blaze, which broke out on the bay side of 43rd Place, the Sea Isle City Police Department said. 

    Flames engulfed a shed, then spread to a fuel tank and a commercial fishing tank in the water, police said. 

    Nearby homes were evacuated and one of them suffered heat damage, police said. 

    Firefighters responded from several neighboring communities and quickly had the fire under control, police said. 

    Last month, an SUV fire spread to a home in Sea Isle City, burning it down just moments after people arrived to spend the Memorial Day Weekend holiday there. 

    In April 2014, a fire destroyed three homes in the small waterfront community.

    Sea Isle City is a small Cape May County city of around 2,000 year-round residents that swells in the summers when vacationers flock to its beaches. But like much of the Jersey Shore, it was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 

    That storm damage cost the city an amusement park, when the owner of Gillian's Funland said the severely damaged park would have to close.

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