(NEW YORK) — A massive fire engulfed the iconic Jersey shore boardwalk on Thursday, and the stars of Jersey Shore are speaking out about the destruction.
“Rip seaside boardwalk. So many of our favorite places gone…” tweeted Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. “My heart is with everyone affected. Xoxo Beachcomber.” Beachcomber Bar & Grille was a restaurant where the cast of the reality series spent their free time.
Below, other cast members weighed in on the disaster that officials say is 95 percent contained.
Vinny Guadagnino: “Wow. Praying for Seaside”
Samantha Giancola: “Just heard about seaside & my heart is breaking. Prayers to everyone! This is devastating seeing my other home go through this once again”
Ronnie Magro: “Prayers go out to the firefighters & all the first responders taking involved in the fire in #SeaSidePark #GoingBounceBackOnceAgain”
Jenni “JWoww” Farley: Stay strong seaside! Thank you to everyone who helped with yesterday’s tragedy. My heart breaks for… http://instagram.com/p/eMc-5rKS6D/”
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino: “Yesterday was so busy, I just heard about the boardwalk fire. It’s so sad to see a place I love struggle. My thoughts are with you Seaside.”
Investigators are suspicious of the fire’s origins. “Fire of this magnitude with no obvious cause goes to the lead investigative agency in the county, which in this case is the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office,” one official told ABC News.
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