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Seaside Park Residents Slowly Recover After Fire

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Maruca's, one of the businesses damaged a second time. Maruca's, one of the businesses damaged a second time.
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. -

"I had to switch locations after Sandy and I said to myself, ‘I can't go through this again,'" said Domenic Maruca.

Maruca's Pizza had been on the boardwalk in Seaside for more than 60 years. After Superstorm Sandy Domenic Maruca and his family cleaned up and rebuilt. However, last week's massive fire took a second shot at the family business.

"We were only open less than five months and this hit," said Maruca. "I'd say some people won't recover from this unless they get some aid from government bodies because in the last disaster, Superstorm Sandy, I had all this insurance and nothing paid out."

Exhausted business owners trickled into the Seaside Municipal Complex today, where the Christie administration offered help and information for those who don't know where to start for their rebuilding.

"The insurance companies have been tough on us, very tough on us and very strict with their rules," says another resident.

Governor Christie has already announced $15 million in grants and forgivable loans, Christie also said that the funding would be available to cover the cost of debris removal after the fire.

"I think they're going to work on this just like they worked on Sandy. As soon as they find out what their insurance money brings them, they will get right back into it," said Maureen Stankowitz, the President of the Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

"Just come see us when it gets better it's going to get better," said Maureen Stankowitz, the President of Ocean County Chamber of Commerce.

"It's going to take time, but we'll be back," said Maruca.

Fire and emergency officials will continue monitoring the fire zone until six p.m. tonight. Then they'll be re-assessing the scene.

There was a flare-up of that fire yesterday. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the inferno last week.

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