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Boardwalk Fire In New Jersey Was Accidental, According To Officials

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JERSEY BOARDWALK FIRE
This frame grab from video provided by Fox 29 shows a raging fire in Seaside Park, N.J. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Fox 29) MANDATORY CREDIT | AP

The massive fire that destroyed a stretch of the New Jersey boardwalk last week was accidental, officials say.

ABC News reports that a source close to the investigations said the blaze in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights "was not manmade." Another source confirmed that it was caused by electrical wiring.

Investigators are scheduled to announce their findings on Tuesday.

Sixty-three businesses were destroyed in the fire, which started Thursday and was fanned by high winds.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pledged $15 million in aid to rebuild the businesses, which were just beginning to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy less than a year ago.

"We're moving as swiftly and aggressively as we can to help these communities and their boardwalk businesses rebuild from this unfortunate stumbling block to our overall Sandy recovery," Christie said in a statement, according to USA Today.

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