NJ Boardwalk Fire

Investigators have figured out the cause of a destructive boardwalk fire in New Jersey last Thursday.

FOX News Radio's Chris Foster reports:

Joseph D. Coronato

They say it was an accident. The fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, New Jersey that destroyed dozens of boardwalk businesses, linked to electrical equipment compromised and made inaccessible by Superstorm Sandy last October.

(Coronato) "It's possible that the wire because, just of its age alone, could've created this fire but we also know that not only is age involved, we also know that there was a storm and it's very clear that water and sand affected this particulararea of the boardwalk.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato.

Investigators say the fire started under a building with a candy store and an ice cream stand.

Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.