The Star Democrat
Fire destroys Pizza Empire in Henderson
HENDERSON — An early morning fire destroyed a popular local restaurant last Thursday.
Firefighters responded just before 5 a.m. Nov. 11 to Pizza Empire at 24,700 Goldsboro Road for reports of a structure fire. The business was closed at the time of the fire, which was reported by a homeowner, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Both smoke and fire alarms were present and activated, the report said.
It took 30 firefighters, led by Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company, about 45 minutes to control the blaze, which did an estimated $200,000 in damages, the fire marshal’s report said. No injuries were reported.
Investigators determined the fire started in a commercial kitchen appliance; the cause remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact the Upper Eastern Regional Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 410-822-7609.
Workers at the Pizza Empire in Denton said they expect it will be several
months before the Henderson location is able to reopen.