Fire damages three businesses in Hampton, New Hampshire

A three-alarm fire damaged a building that houses three businesses on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton just after midnight Friday morning.

The owner of the North Beach Bar and Grill discovered smoke in the building when she received an alert about the business gate and called 911 around 12:20 a.m., Hampton Fire Chief Michael McMahon said. at Seacoast Current.

McMahon said the first firefighters to respond found the Grill’s kitchen filled with smoke from floor to ceiling. They found the fire in the ceiling of the Grill and the Secret Spot restaurant next door, and it was heading towards Cinnamon Rainbows.

“The fire did not enter Cinnamon Rainbows, but the store was full of smoke,” McMahon said, adding that all businesses were closed and empty at the time.

McMahon said electricity, gas and water were shut off for the entire building.

Crews from Amesbury, Brentwood, Dover, East Kingston, Exeter, Greenland, Hampton Falls, Kingston, Newburyport, Newington, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye, Seabrook, Stratham and York Rehab all responded to the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Business impact

The Secret Spot said on their Instagram account that the venue will be closing for the year.

“Thank you to the Hampton Fire Department for saving the building from fire. The store will be closed for the next few days for cleaning,” Cinnamon Rainbows wrote on its Facebook page.

McMahon is confident they will return from the fire.

“They’re a great group,” McMahon said. “The owner of Cinnamon Rainbows is great. He’s been on the beach forever and has made it a Hampton Beach institution. I’m confident that will continue. I expect Cinnamon Rainbows to be up and running again.”

Photo courtesy Michael Kent

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