Kitchen fire at the Flying J in Pembroke
Submitted by Billie Owens on December 21, 2013 - 5:03pm
A kitchen fire is reported at the Flying J Travel Center on Route 77 in Pembroke. Nothing is showing, according to a responder, but the restaurant is being evacuated. He also says there are no flames and that the fire is probably electrical in nature and is in the ceiling.
Pembroke, Indian Falls and Alabama fire departments responding, along with a ladder truck from Akron.
UPDATE 5:12 p.m.: They are going to open up the ceiling tiles. The gas and electricity are shut off. A light tower will be put up so firefighters can see the roof. A rep from National Grid is requested. A thermal imaging camera is requested.
UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: Fire is out. Checking for extensions.
UPDATE 5:41 p.m.: "The roof is cleared." The public health department will be notified of the incident as required. A crew from Newstead is asked to stand by in Pembroke Fire Hall.
UPDATE 5:46 p.m.: Town of Pembroke Code Enforcement will be notified of the incident as required.
UPDATE 7:21 p.m. (by Howard): The Alabama assignment is back in service, but the restaurant remains close pending code enforcement clearance.