Small fire on Seaside Heights boardwalk quickly contained

    (Photo: JSHN contributor Kristin Potter)

    (Photo: JSHN contributor Kristin Potter)

    A quick response early this evening kept a small fire on the Seaside Heights boardwalk from spreading.

    The fire broke out shortly before 7:20 p.m. in the Shake Shoppe Arcade, JSHN contributor Kristin Potter reported. 

    “We had a small fire in one of our machines, but it was contained thanks to the quick thinking of our staff and the immediate response of the Seaside Heights Fire Department,” said Cara Hershey, whose family owns the business. “They did a great job, and we are so thankful for their help.”

    The cause was not immediately known. 

    The building, which contains an arcade, a snack bar, and an ice cream parlor, is located at the boardwalk’s Hancock Avenue entrance.

    It was once the site of the Big Top arcade, which was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy in late 2012. The building’s interior was completely rebuilt by the following summer. 

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