Seaside Heights, NJ Million Dollar Fire, June 1955
MILLION-DOLLAR FIRE RAVAGES N. J. RESORT AREA.
Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP) -- A rampaging fire driven by a stiff northeast wind reduced a four-block area of beachfront concessions to ashes yesterday. Damage was estimated at one million dollars.
Fire companies from a 15-mile area converged on this oceanfront resort as the towering flames threatened for a time to vault a narrow street into a congested hotel and rooming house section.
The fire spread to adjoining Seaside Park.
At least 84 amusements and food stands were leveled by the blaze that raged wildly for about two and a half hours before a small army of 150 firefighters could bring it under control at about 8:30 a.m.
The Troy Record New York 1955-06-10