July 12, 2016
An overnight fire has caused substantial damage to Cherry Hill's Short Hills Deli, a popular eat-in-and take-out South Jersey establishment on Evesham Road.
According to the Cherry Hill Fire Department, the fire was under control by 3:30 a.m., about a half hour after the department reported the blaze via social media.
HAPPENING NOW— Cherry Hill Fire/EMS (@CherryHillFire) July 12, 2016
CHFD on location at Short Hills Deli, Evesham Rd.Fire on exterior, w/extension into bldg. 2nd alarm cos have been dispatched
2nd Alarm/Short Hills Deli/Update.The bulk of fire has been knocked down.No reported injuries. pic.twitter.com/FXIjjzTkQJ— Cherry Hill Fire/EMS (@CherryHillFire) July 12, 2016
CHFD Update: Fire is under control at 0318 hrs. Units will remain on location.— Cherry Hill Fire/EMS (@CherryHillFire) July 12, 2016
There is no word on what caused the blaze, and no injuries were reported.
CBSPhilly reports the eatery had previously sustained a three-alarm fire back in 2008 that was said to have been caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette.
On Monday morning, before flames would ravage through the restaurant, Short Hills Deli posted a message to its many customers on its Facebook page.