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April 14, 2019

Jersey Shore boardwalk landmark destroyed by five-alarm fire in Ocean Grove

Firefighters from across New Jersey were called on to help extinguish the blaze

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The North End Pavilion was engulfed in flames for hours Saturday.

A five-alarm fire engulfed the North End Pavilion in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, Saturday and left the legendary Jersey Shore building all but destroyed.

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Emergency firefighters and equipment were called on from across the state to help fight the blaze, which was first reported around 11:30 a.m. and burned late into the evening, according to the Asbury Park Press.

The Pavilion, a half-century-old building, was home to a handful of restaurants and businesses, including the Dunes Café.

No injuries were reported, according to the North End Pavilion’s official Facebook page:

Still, the scene itself was extremely striking set against an otherwise sunny day in Ocean Grove. Here’s more of what it looked like:

The damage to the Pavilion and surrounding boardwalk area is likely “millions of dollars”, according to the Asbury Park Press. A cause of the fire is not yet known.

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