lazz717 wrote:Anyway, anybody find it really amazing that The Sawmill is still standing? The fire literally started within feet of the establishment and it appears that they only suffered minor damage.
Yes, I find this amazing and confusing. I thought everything south of Lincoln Avenue was destroyed. I thought I even saw pictures of it on fire at one point.
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larrygator wrote:Yes, I find this amazing and confusing. I thought everything south of Lincoln Avenue was destroyed. I thought I even saw pictures of it on fire at one point.
I thought so to! Maybe because the winds pushed the flames and embers in such a fashion that they just got really really lucky? Still, the fact that they are directly next to Kohrs and didn't get destroyed is a miracle. You see all the destruction from the aerial views and there is Sawmill still standing, looking like it was just built, hardly touched.
And no, they have not determined the cause of the fire yet. Some news agencies think arson, some think accidental, who really knows at this point in time. All that matters is nobody suffered serious injuries from the fire and that the main focus now is to once again, Restore the Shore.
This post that The Jersey Shore made on their Facebook page really cleared things up as to where this all took place for me, and I thought some others may like to see it as well.
"Since there has been so much confusion created by the news media such as the boardwalk being being 80% damaged, the historic century old carousel being destroyed, the newly laid boardwalk being destroyed, etc - I have created this map of key landmarks so people can get a better idea of the truth.
1) - the boardwalk was NOT replaced between Stockton Ave and just south of Dupont, NORTH of Dupont Ave is the new boardwalk. Basically only one block of the newly laid boardwalk was destroyed.
2) The carousel that was destroyed was located as the Carousel Arcade by Funtown, while the historic century old carousel is located at Casino Arcade by Casino Pier.
3) The main fire stopped at Dupont Ave, but did jumped to Lincoln Ave and destroyed the buildings south of Lincoln Ave and the NORTHERN side of Beachcomber. The southern side of Beachcomber closest to the main fire along Dupont was untouched and even in aerial photos you can clearly see the outside tables where I ate on Monday untouched along with the ramp.
4) The new boardwalk was ripped up to make the trench at Lincoln Ave to try to prevent the fire from going north beyond that point.
I hope this will show that 80% of the boardwalk is NOT destroyed and the fire - while large - was contained within a rather small section that makes up the ENTIRE Seaside Boardwalk.
BTW - the dotted line indicates the border of Seaside Heights."
lazz717 wrote:Side note: Can a mod change the topic name? The fire actually was both in Seaside Park (originated) then spread to Seaside Heights. I
No. I'm seriously f**king sick of people telling me this. People that are not from the area have no f**king clue what "Seaside Park" is. They know the area as Seaside Heights. That's like me telling people I live in Dr. Phillips. Do you know what that is? No. Of course you don't. But you're heard of Orlando, right?
We have busted our A$$ bringing you all as up-to-date coverage on this as possible and you're giving us crap over a name? When the fire ACTUALLY WAS IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS!!! I could understand your petty argument if the fire never touched Seaside Heights, but as you just said yourself, 35 businesses were destroyed. Why don't you focus on how to help those people out instead of bitching at us over the title of our thread?
The title will remain Seaside Heights and if you don't like it, don't read our forums.
--Robb "Sick of people bitching over this. Deal with it or go away." Alvey
Wasn't really bitching about it. Was actually just seeing if you could add the "park" to it. You have a valid point that locals really only know the difference; I wasn't thinking about people who read the forums that aren't from the area and know the whole boardwalk as Seaside Heights. Please don't take it personal. Definitely was not trying to piss you off. Sorry if it came out that way.
Anyway, anybody find it really amazing that The Sawmill is still standing? The fire literally started within feet of the establishment and it appears that they only suffered minor damage.
Sorry you got the brunt of my venting, it's just we've had a number of people tell me this and yours was the final straw. Thanks for understanding.
Went down to check out the damage from the fire today. All I can say is it's a disaster. Everything looks out of place. It is really such a shame.
It was still smoldering pretty damn good when I was there. Pt. Pleasant and Seaside Fire Companies were applying a decent amount of water in the vicinity of Funtown Pier. One of the reporters stated that they had a pretty good flare up there earlier this morning. It is going to take a very long time in my opinion to recover from this.
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