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Fire Damages Row Of Businesses In Smithtown

Businesses damaged by fire on Main Street - Smithtown, NY - Jan 4, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Businesses damaged by fire on Main Street – Smithtown, NY – Jan 4, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

SMITHTOWN, NY (WCBS 880) - An overnight blaze has seriously damaged three businesses on Main Street in Smithtown, Long Island.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

The smell of smoke was still strong when WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall walked into Jackie’s Salon on Wednesday morning. Part of the ceiling was gone from the fire.

The interior of Jackie's Salon following a fire - Smithtown, NY - Jan 4, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

The interior of Jackie's Salon following a fire - Smithtown, NY - Jan 4, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

A bar, the Artful Dodger, and a music store were also damaged in the blaze which firefighters believe began in the bar around 2:30 a.m.

artful dodger fire Fire Damages Row Of Businesses In Smithtown

(credit: CBS 2)

“At least nobody was hurt and hopefully we’ll be open for business in a couple of days,” said Al Ronick, owner of Jackie’s Salon.

Not much is left of the inside of the bar where workers removed what was left of the glass windows and boarded up the front of the business.

The bar just opened for business a few weeks ago.

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