Fire significantly damages landmark Shore restaurant

An aerial image of the Caffrey's Tavern fire in Lacey Township Wednesday. (Image: Scott M. Dacus via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)

An aerial image of the Caffrey's Tavern fire in Lacey Township Wednesday. (Image: Scott M. Dacus via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)

A multi-alarm blaze significantly damaged a generations-old restaurant in Ocean County Wednesday.

The fire sparked mid-morning at Caffrey’s Tavern on Route 9 in Lacey Township.

Firefighters from throughout Ocean County responded to the scene and remain there as of early afternoon. The fire was declared under control around 1 p.m.

Officials say arriving firefighters saw smoke billowing from the roof, but no confirmed information was immediately available regarding where the blaze sparked or the cause.


Route 9 remains closed as of 1 p.m.

No injuries have been reported.

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