lake wrote:Though a wild mouse, it'd be great to finally have a real roller coaster in Sac (has there ever been one?)
Technically, Flying Dragon at Funderland is a real roller coaster, despite being a kiddie coaster. Though, I am happy that Sacramento is finally getting a good sized roller coaster.
1: Lightning Run, 2: El Toro, 3: Maverick, 4: Xcelerator, 5: Voyage, 6: TTD, 7: Gold Striker, 8: El Loco (Vegas), 9: Millennium Force, 10: Kingda Ka Coaster Credits: 110 (89 steel, 21 wood); Last Coaster Credit: Raptor (CP) [8/22/14]; Last Park Credit: Waldameer [8/21/14] What a season pass??
Some amazing photos and video coming out of Seaside Heights right now!
SEASIDE PARK — A severe fire inside a Seaside Park ice cream building has already spread to two other buildings along the popular boardwalk on the Jersey Shore, police officials said.
The blaze, which began at Kohr's Ice Cream near the boardwalk, was swept up by a strong southeast wind and jumped to adjacent structures around 2:30 p.m., according to Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd.
Firefighters fought the blaze as black smoke poured out of the popular shop, as seen in a video posted by the Jersey Shore Hurricane News on Facebook.
Several firefighters and residents were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, according to Boyd, who did not know what caused the fire.
The boardwalk underwent major repairs earlier this year after Hurricane Sandy destroyed most of it. Casino Pier was decimated by the storm, dragging a roller coaster through the collapsed pier and onto the beach
As of 3:50 p.m., the blaze appeared to be spreading to additional buildings, and some evacuations were in progress near the fire scene.
Officials with the Toms River Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff's Office, Seaside Heights Police and Seaside Park Fire Department are all on the scene, according to Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy.
Boyd said he couldn't comment further on the fire, citing the severity of the blaze.
“We got everyone in the county coming," he said. "We're in trouble here. We've got major problems.”
And here's more from CBS...explosions and 6 Alarm reported!
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ (CBS) – The pier is now being evacuated as firefighters battle a large blaze on the boardwalk in Seaside Park, NJ.
The fire reportedly started at the Kohr Brothers at 1800 Boardwalk on the FunTown Amusement Pier around 2:15 p.m. It quickly reached five alarms before jumping to six shortly before 4 p.m.
As of 3:20 p.m., explosions had been reported within the building and multiple units were being called in to the scene. A large plume of black smoke was visible in the sky over much of the boardwalk looking north towards the pier.
Crews said they were having problems getting adequate water and with flying embers spreading the fire due to winds in the area. Some embers had blown as many as four blocks away.
Earlier this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid Seaside Heights $6.08 million for $8 million worth of repairs to the borough’s boardwalk following Superstorm Sandy. Seaside Heights officials also approved $14.1 million in emergency appropriations for repairs related to the storm.
Before Sandy, the pier was 350 feet long. An estimated 60% of that was destroyed in the storm.
Here they are cutting apart the boardwalk to create a fire line to stop it spreading to the newly re-built area.
The fire is so big, the smoke plume is showing up on weather radar.
Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:54 pm.
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