SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The fire coordinator in New Jersey's Ocean County said, "It looks like a couple of bombs went off." He said "there's not much left" on part of a Jersey shore boardwalk that had been destroyed by fire Thursday.
Crews Friday continued to pour thousands of gallons of water on the smoldering remnants of the massive fire. Officials are counting the cost of once again rebuilding a walkway that had been wrecked less than a year ago by Superstorm Sandy.
Three police officers were being treated for injuries they received falling out of the back of a pickup truck after spending all night doing security patrols near the fire. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he did not know the condition of the Seaside Park police, but said two of them fell on their heads.
Thursday's fire leveled four blocks and about 30 businesses in Seaside Park and neighboring Seaside Heights, communities badly damaged last year during Superstorm Sandy.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The boardwalk had just been rebuilt in time for Memorial Day after last year's superstorm.