Miss America cancels visit to boardwalk fire site


Miss New York Nina Davuluri, center, reacts after being named Miss America 2014 pageant as Miss California Crystal Lee, left, and Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan celebrate with her, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) | Zoom

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A visit to the scene of New Jersey's devastating boardwalk fire by the newly crowned Miss America will have to wait.

The Miss America Organization told The Associated Press after Nina Davuluri won Sunday night that she would head to Seaside Park and Seaside Heights Monday afternoon to support the reconstruction efforts.

They canceled the visit hours later after learning that Gov. Chris Christie was making cabinet officials available to business owners affected by the fire at the same time Davuluri planned to visit.

She'll go sometime in the future.

More than four blocks of the iconic boardwalk were destroyed by a raging wind-whipped fire on Thursday.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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