|FunTown Pier in happier times.|
There were a few rides left where the pier was located that survived Sandy, but the fire has totally reduced everything to ash. You can see photos of the remains in this story.
The owner of the pier was working on rebuilding when the fire hit, seeking approvals to extend the pier by 300 feet when it was rebuilt. Now the little that is left will have to be demolished, but that hasn't changed the mind of owners - just set them back a little bit further.
In a strange sense it almost gives them a clean slate to work with, though the cost of rebuilding has gone up no doubt. After Sandy the plan was to reopen in 2014, but that's probably impossible at this point due to the fire.
Hopefully the area can get a break now so that plans for the rebuild can move forward. We certainly wish them luck!