Smoke from early morning fires today on Mantoloking, N.J., blows in the air following the presence of superstorm Sandy.(Photo: Julio Cortez, AP)
MANTOLOKING, N.J. -- Fires that destroyed about 14 homes in a New
Jersey shore town that was hit hard by Sandy have rekindled, fueled by
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Video from WNBC-TV in New York shows flames reaching
over Mantoloking. There's a large cluster of flames and smaller fires
spread out from it.
An official with the Ocean County Emergency Management Office says
authorities believe natural gas lines are fueling the flames. The
official says the homes burned down two days ago when Sandy pounded the
The official, who would not give his name, says
firefighters can't reach the scene because the roads are impassable. The
town was under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of the storm.
The fire is in the southern end of the town in the Curtis Point section.