Fire Smoldering At Boardwalk Arcade Extinguished Friday Night

Fire Smoldering At Boardwalk Arcade Extinguished Friday Night Featured

By / Local News / Friday, 29 May 2015 04:00

By: Willard H. Killough III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Fire Department responded to a fire at the old arcade building on the Boardwalk in the downtown area Friday night May 29th. The Boardwalk Arcade was damaged by fire in September of last year. Crews were demolishing part of the building in preparation to rebuild the structure. Fire Chief Alan Griffin said when they arrived they could see smoke coming from a pile of wood and debris. He said the smoldering wood never became a full fire. Crews worked for a couple of hours to ensure the soldering wood was fully extinguished.

Town Manager Michael Cramer explained on Saturday, "Just wanted to make sure everyone knew about the fire at the old arcade last night. We don't know what caused the fire, but we do not believe it was because of the demo workers. We did have some hot stops after the fireworks on Thursday and one of them was on top of the old arcade building. It is possible that an ember smoldered until yesterday. We most likely will not be able to determine an exact reason for the fire."

Fireworks shows are held every Thursday night during the busy summer season starting Memorial Day weekend.

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