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Don't blame Snooki for this

The boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., as seen in a May 20, 2002, file photo. Getty

For once, they can't blame it on Snooki and The Situation.

The Seaside Heights boardwalk, which featured heavily in MTV's "Jersey Shore," was closed after police arrested 62 people in a July 4 fracas there, authorities say.

Pictures: MTV's "Jersey Shore"

According to the Asbury Park Press, the fights broke out just hours after a July 4 fireworks display that brought thousands of families to the resort's oceanfront boardwalk.

Police Chief Thomas Boyd ordered the boardwalk closed at 1 a.m. for the safety of those still there.

The cast of the popular MTV reality show was in town for filming, but police said they had nothing to do with the fights.