By COLLEEN CURRY
and MICHAEL S. JAMES
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Firefighters dug a trench under a Jersey Shore boardwalk in an effort to prevent a furious, wind-whipped blaze from spreading to a section just rebuilt after being destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
This evening, the blaze reached 10 alarms, according to ABC News New York station WABC
. It had already destroyed a length of boardwalk, according to officials, containing perhaps 20-30 businesses in Seaside Park
, N.J., near the same stretch of sand where a rollercoaster landed upright in the ocean after Sandy hit the coastline in October 2012.
Officials hoped a storm front expected in the area this evening would help douse the flames and calm the winds, Christie added.
Only minor injuries to firefighters have been reported, he said.
The fire may have begun at a Kohr's frozen custard stand on the boardwalk, according to WABC