Blaze fills Smitty’s with heavy smoke

The Peterborough Examiner - - FRONT PAGE - JOELLE KO­VACH EX­AM­INER STAFF WRITER JKo­vach@post­media.com

There was a fire at Smitty’s Fam­ily Res­tau­rant on Thurs­day night.

The 139 Ge­orge St. N. res­tau­rant - which was closed for ren­o­va­tions in Jan­uary - is across from the Hol­i­day Inn.

City fire­fight­ers were called to the scene around 10:20 p.m. af­ter wit­nesses saw smoke bil­low­ing from the build­ing.

The res­tau­rant was closed at the time the fire broke out.

Ge­orge St. was closed from Townsend St. to Dal­housie St. (in front of the No Frills) while fire­fight­ers bat­tled the blaze.

No flames were vis­i­ble, shortly af­ter fire­fight­ers ar­rived, but there was heavy smoke.

Pla­toon Chief Jeff Guest of Peter­bor­ough Fire Ser­vices said at about 11 p.m. that no one was hurt in the fire.

He said the fire was con­tained to one area of the build­ing and that fire crews were ven­ti­lat­ing the in­te­rior to rid the res­tau­rant of smoke.

He didn’t com­ment on the ex­tent of the dam­age or pos­si­ble cause.

Guest said more de­tails will be re­leased Fri­day as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.

JESSICA NYZNIK/EX­AM­INER

City fire­fight­ers bat­tle a fire late Thurs­day night at Smitty's Fam­ily Res­tau­rant on Ge­orge St.

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