Report: Following Seaside boardwalk fire, Wildwood to inspect boards

     Flames shoot out of Kohr's during the early stages of the last week's fire. (Photo: Justin Auciello/Jersey Shore Hurricane News)

    Flames shoot out of Kohr's during the early stages of the last week's fire. (Photo: Justin Auciello/Jersey Shore Hurricane News)

    In the wake of the wind-whipped inferno that destroyed four blocks of boardwalk in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights last week, officials in Wildwood plan on touring the city’s boardwalk to identify any potential trouble spots, Shore News Today reports.

    The Seaside boardwalk fire is blamed on faulty wiring due to Superstorm Sandy’s flood waters, authorities announced yesterday.

    But in Wildwood, Public Safety Commissioner Tony Leonetti tells Shore News Today that he does not think the storm’s flood waters reached high enough to inflict the type of damage that the Seaside boardwalk had suffered. 

    Wildwood officials say that even though the city and some business owners replaced wiring and electrical components under the boardwalk about three years ago, an electrical inspector will tour the boards as a precautionary measure, the report states.

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