Chief says cause of fire likely ‘electrical in nature’

Last updated: April 27. 2014 4:00PM - 9639 Views
By - gabernathy@civitasmedia.com



Firefighters punched a hole in the side of the Taco Bell building in Hillsboro to make sure a fire that started early Sunday morning was not continuing to burn along the wall. Below, Paint Creek firefighters were back on the scene Sunday afternoon to make sure the fire was completely extinguished.
Firefighters punched a hole in the side of the Taco Bell building in Hillsboro to make sure a fire that started early Sunday morning was not continuing to burn along the wall. Below, Paint Creek firefighters were back on the scene Sunday afternoon to make sure the fire was completely extinguished.
Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

A fire with a source that appears to have been electrical broke out at the Taco Bell restaurant on North High Street in Hillsboro on Sunday morning.


Paint Creek Fire Chief Bradley George said the department received a call about the fire at 5:56 a.m. The initial fire saw flames shooting through the roof, but the blaze was extinguished quickly, according to George, who said the aerial truck was brought to the scene to handle the fire on the roof.


“It was a pretty quick little fire,” said George, although it included heavy smoke at the west side of the building.


The fire appears to have been centered on the northwest side of the structure, and the building’s roof collapsed, said George. Like with similar restaurants, air conditioning and other units were located on the roof, said the chief.


Firefighters returned to the scene a couple of times throughout the day to make sure smoldering embers were extinguished, said George.


The chief said there did not appear to be anything suspicious about the fire. “It appears it will be electrical in nature,” he said. No one was injured.


All county departments plus New Vienna responded to the fire, said George.


Comments
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

London Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com