Fire Tears Through Ocean City Amusement Park

A four-alarm fire broke out on Ocean City’s historic beach boardwalk in New Jersey on Saturday morning, January 30, engulfing and seriously damaging Playland’s Castaway Cove amusement park.

“We would like to thank all of the first responders for their hard work and pray for their continued safety throughout today’s events,” a post on Castaway Cove’s Facebook page read. “We struggle to comprehend this morning’s events and what will be of the next few months, but we can assure you this, WE WILL REBUILD!!”

Footage from Gail Hansell Kussay shows firefighters battling the flames Saturday morning. Local reports said the fire was out by 10 am. Credit: Gail Hansell Kussay via Storyful