Fire Breaks Out At Shopping Center

Several businesses in a Jacksonville shopping center were damaged after a fire Tuesday night.

Jacksonville firefighters say they spent several hours fighting the fire at the Triangle Shopping Center, at the intersection of Highways 17 and 258 in Jacksonville.

Crews were called to the scene around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, when a nightclub, The Cave, started filling up with smoke. Firefighters from Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune were dispatched.

Fire officials say they determined the fire started inside the vacant Movie Gallery, next to the night club.

A preliminary investigation suggests the fire may have been caused by an electrical malfunction in the light ballast that controlled the neon lights at the movie business.

The fire gutted the movie business while there was also significant damage to the nightclub.

No one at the nightclub and none of the firefighters were injured.

Owners of The Cave said they hope to be able to reopen Wednesday night. That nightclub received a lot of smoke, plus damage to its ceiling and electrical system.


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  • by TO: SAM Location: Jax on Jan 13, 2011 at 03:47 AM
    You wonder if it is still a strip club? It is nothing; but a fire investigation scene now. I don't club so I can not give you recent history of it.
  • by sam Location: nc on Jan 12, 2011 at 02:05 PM
    When I lived in Jacksonville the cave was a strip club. I wonder if it still is a strip club.
  • by Firefighter Location: Washington on Jan 12, 2011 at 09:53 AM
    Anonymous, if you do not learn from history you are destined to repeat it.
  • by ????????? on Jan 12, 2011 at 08:47 AM
    why is there a nightclub next to a shopping center? that is deffinetly the place to take your family...shop,go to a movie and then to the nightclub for a dring.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    It isn't that people forget, it is that no one cares. Really who cares?
  • by How Quickly They Forget on Jan 12, 2011 at 07:02 AM
    Does anyone remember a club located at 211 Cowesett Ave. in West Warwick, Rhode Island ? At a club called "The Station" ? About 8 years ago ? ... No? .... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Station_nightclub_fire
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Jan 12, 2011 at 03:36 AM
    One more reason to not go to clubs. There's a visual. All the drunks trying to evacuate a club with there drinks and a buzz. I'd rather do Sam's CLub on a payday Saturday! (and that ain't for wimps!)
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