Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono released the following statement in support of first responders and all those affected by the fire in Seaside Park:
“Today's news of the devastating fire along the Seaside Park boardwalk is an unconscionable tragedy. As I viewed the pictures of the fire, I was overwhelmed with a profound sense of sadness and my heart breaks for all whose lives have been upended by this terrible disaster.
"My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and our firefighters and first responders, whose bravery and courage never cease to amaze. Shore residents have proven their strength and resiliency time and time again, and I know that Seaside Park will rise once more.
"I ask all New Jerseyans to keep all those in Seaside Park in your prayers during this extraordinarily difficult time."