Station 44 reports to two fires Sunday June 10, 2007…

At about 2:45 a.m. on Sunday June 10, 2007, Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a call of a structure fire at Sonny’s and Ricky’s arcade, Sumner Avenue and The Boardwalk.

At about 4 p.m. the same day, Station 44 was the first to put water on this fire, which happened at a building under construction on Swan Lane in North Lavallette.

Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department had to respond to two working structure fires in little more than a 12-hour time period on Sunday June 10, 2007. At about 2:45 a.m., the SHFD was dispatched to the Sonny’s and Ricky’s arcade, which is located Sumner Avenue and The Boardwalk. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the roof of the arcade, having originated in the large, front lighted sign that has graced the boardwalk for decades. Readers may remember that this is not the first time that firefighters had to respond to the sign at Sonny’s and Ricky’s. Last August, a similar situation occurred, and firefighters were also able to put out the fire. But this time, the sign is far more damaged, and will probably have to be extensively repaired or replaced. (Coincidentally, the sign at next-door-neighbor JR’s Bar and Grill also had a fire in it’s sign last summer, and it had to be heavily repaired in time for this season.) At about 4 p.m. the same day, Station 44 was dispatched to a report of another structure fire, this time on Swan Lane, which is just off off Westmont Avenue in North Lavallette. A fire of unknown origin ignited inside a dumpster that was located next to a large, waterfront house under construction along the bayfront in this area. Although the frame of the new structure was charred, the building was not heavily damaged, and probably will not be delayed too much because of this incident. Although both Lavallette and Ocean Beach Fire Departments responded to the fire on Swan Lane, it was Seaside Heights firefighters that first put water onto it.

Here is a slideshow from the Sonny’s and Ricky’s fire and the fire on Swan Lane in Lavallette…

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