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They’re beyond the point of sadness and shock. This blow left many Seaside residents reeling with little or no hope at all. We found this business owner staring at the charred up boardwalk.

As night fell, a little more than 24 hours after Kohr’s Ice Cream shop went up in flames, spreading to dozens of businesses, investigators were still on the scene Friday night.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s office told PIX11 News they are now looking for possible accelerants, and trying to determine a burn pattern here.

Business owners and residents were waiting and watching for some shred of news that would tell them what caused the devastating fire.

“It’s been so horrible for everybody…It’s like another punch,” said RoseMary MccRae.

It was only a few months ago, this seaside town was full of smiles when Prince Harry came to visit and reopen the boardwalk. They thought their grieving was over. This fire broke their hearts that were already bruised and battered.