Maruca’s Tomato Pies in Seaside Heights is one of the businesses that was wiped out by yesterday’s boardwalk fire. Videographer Kenny Spooner talked with Dominic Maruca about where he goes from here. Maruca’s is one of 30 businesses destroyed by the fire. Spooner is a recent graduate of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University and produced the video for NJ News Commons.
The blaze that erupted Thursday afternoon and was expected to smolder for days brought a painful sense of deja vu to the communities, which rely on the boardwalk and beach for their very economic survival.
The fire was 95 percent contained by Friday morning, but an investigation into its cause could not kick into high gear until the last of several smoldering hot spots was extinguished, a process that could take days.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.