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A fire ripped through the collection of souvenir shops, which includes the Shore Store where the cast "worked," bars where they partied, and other businesses on Thursday. Sadly, much of the damaged area was also affected by last fall's devastating Hurricane Sandy.
The blaze began at Kohr's Frozen Custard shop in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and quickly began to spread to neighboring Seaside Heights. Firefighters arrived on the scene about 2:30 p.m., but were unable to keep it from engulfing several blocks and dozens of structures at last count, due to high winds. Several firefighters and residents were already being treated for smoke inhalation, and areas as far as six blocks out from the fire were being evacuated, according to New Jersey's Star Ledger.
Pauly D quickly issued a statement to "omg! Insider," which read, "My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Seaside right now, it's heartbreaking to see my second home go through another devastation."
As firefighters continued to fight back flames, the cast of the MTV show and others sent well wishes to the people in the resort town.
My prayers to seaside park❤ can't catch a break....praying for the volunteers, fire department & residence. 🙏— NiC0LE P0LiZZi (@snooki) September 12, 2013
Omg my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in seaside 😢— JWOWW (@JENNIWOWW) September 12, 2013
I can't believe what's going on in seaside right now :( so sad ..so many memories— Deena Nicole Cortese (@DeenaNicoleMTV) September 12, 2013
Wow. Praying for Seaside— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) September 12, 2013
Damn Seaside Again ! :(— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) September 12, 2013
Just heard about seaside & my heart is breaking. Prayers to everyone! This is devastating seeing my other home go through this once again 😥— Samantha Giancola (@SammiSweetheart) September 12, 2013
Good luck to the Firefighters in seaside park!!!— Jionni LaValle (@JLaValle) September 12, 2013
Soo saddened by this. #SeasideHeights— Angelina Pivarnick (@angelinamtvjs) September 12, 2013
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