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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
ENP STAFF REPORTS
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The fire at Pizza Oven Monday night was caused by careless smoking, according to a report from the Lockport Fire Department.

The fire at the Vine Street pizzeria started around 7:35 p.m., according to the report. Firefighters were on scene four minutes later and had the fire extinguished by 8:08 p.m.

Fire officials say there was approximately $5,000 damage to the structure and an unknown amount of damage to the building's contents.

According to LFD, 26 fire department personnel responded, six of which were on duty already and 20 of whom were called in from home including two fire investigators and Fire Chief Pat Brady. A pair of trucks -- engines 7 and 8 -- were dispatched to the scene.

The LFD report says that when the department's first platoon arrived, it found smoke "comng from a front corner of the structure, with the employees having all safely evacuated the premises prior to the Fire Department’s arrival."

Firefighters found the fire in the front ground floor corner of the structure and immediately pulled some siding and exterior sheathing off of this area of the building to expose the area where the fire was burning. Firefighters then extinguished the fire with approximately 100 gallons of water. Crews than removed boxes and cartons located on the inside of this area of the structure to check for any further evidence of the fire extending to other parts of the building. With no other evidence of heat or flames found anywhere else inside the building the fire was declared out at 8:08 p.m.

"LFD fire investigators found the cause of the fire to be careless smoking in the area located immediately adjacent to the front corner of the structure where the fire started," the report says.



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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Lockport Fire Dept. This is why we need you. If they had to wait for a volunteer company, the fire would have been much worse and the property loss much greater.

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