NJ’s Christie: We will not let these fires destroy our rebuilding efforts

BY newsdesk  September 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM EDT

The 6-alarm fire began in a frozen custard stand on the recently rebuilt New Jersey shore boardwalk around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday and quickly spread in high winds. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

“I was actually in my weekly Sandy rebuilding meeting with members of the Sandy rebuilding team when I got passed the information about the fire. And I said to my staff, you know, I really feel like I’m going to throw up. Just, you know, how much more are people going to be expected to take, and it’s an emotional toll that it puts on everyone.”

  • New Jersey governor Chris Christie on the fires that ravaged a part of the Jersey shore that was undergoing rebuilding from damage by Hurricane Sandy.

    “After going through Sandy and starting this recovery effort, and just to see these blocks and blocks of boardwalk ablaze … it’s just absolutely devastating,” the town’s police chief, Francis Larkin, told WABC in New York, according to the LA Times.

H/T: Julia Griffin