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Fires in storm-damaged shore town

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New fires have broken out in a New Jersey shore town that was hit hard by Sandy.

Video from various media outlets showed flames reaching in the sky from Ocean Boulevard north of Normandy Beach and overlooking Mantoloking.

A large cluster of flames and smaller fires spread out from it.

MyFoxPhilly.com reported that as many as 15 houses caught fire overnight.  It reports that fire crews are having a hard time getting to the flames.

App.com reported that the Mantoloking Bridge is inaccessible, so crews may try to get to the area from Route 37, then go up through Lavalette.

Ocean County officials believe the fires were being fueled by natural gas lines and had rekindled.

The small town, which sits between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay, suffered severe damage during the storm.  Several homes burned from earlier fires.

The main fire is in the southern end of the town in the Curtis Point section.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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