Thursday, October 24, 2013
Another local pizza restaurant has been damaged by fire.
City Fire Chief Joey Tanner says Georgetown Family Pizza on South Fraser Street in Maryvlle was “severely damaged” by a fire that began at about 2:30 a.m. today.
When firefighters arrived they saw smoke coming through the roof of the second floor. Flames were seen coming from a vent on the roof.
The fire was determined to be under control by 3 a.m. but crews remained on the scene for more than two hours putting out hot spots and working to remove smoke from the building.
Tanner said the cause of the fire is currently unknown.
One firefighter had to be transported to the emergency room for possible dehydration, Tanner said. He was treated and released and was back on the fire scene by 5 a.m.
Tanner said the rear and second floor of the building is used as an office and apartment. He said it was those areas that received the most damage. However, the restaurant did sustain smoke and heat damage.
Georgetown’s Pizza Hut was destroyed by fire in December and is currently in the beginning stages of rebuilding.
At about 4:50 a.m., firefighters were notified of a possible fire at the Wilco at 401 Church Street.
Some of the crew on the scene in Maryville left that location to respond. Workers reported the smell of smoke.
Fortunately, no fire was located.
While the source of the smoke smell is not definitely known, there was speculation it may have been caused by a short in a credit card machine.