Fire Breaks Out Inside Historic Hobby’s Deli in Downtown Newark

A firefighter was transported to the hospital suffering non-life threatening injuries after a fire broke out inside a restaurant in Downtown Newark this afternoon.

Fire ignited inside Hobby’ Delicatessen located at 32 Branford Place just before 2:10 p.m.

Firefighters arrived and found thick smoke and flames coming from inside the business.

Crews were able to knock the blaze.down in under 30-minutes with no serious injuries reported.

According to the deli’s website, located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, Hobby's Delicatessen and Restaurant has been run by the Brummer family since 1962.

The website said Hobby’s is an old-fashioned Jewish delicatessen and still pickles its own legendary corned beef in fifty-gallon stainless steel vats, and its potato pancakes are a must-have.

Soups are hearty and, of course, homemade. But Hobby’s is much more than a place to enjoy hard-to-find top-quality Eastern-European delicacies - Hobby’s offers a wonderful line of freshly-made salads, fresh fruits, and daily specials such as gazpacho, fresh salmon, chicken fajita wraps and other, more modern fare.

Hobby's is also the proud sponsor of Operation Salami Drop, an effort to send salamis to American soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“OSD” started because of the friendship of two Franklin & Marshall college roommates (one a deli owner, the other a JAG in the 42nd ID), and their desire to send a little piece of home to the rest of the troops overseas.

To date, through donations from all across America, over 18 tons of salami have been shipped, bringing smiles to thousands of American troops! To donate, please visit OPERATIONSALAMIDROP.COM