Fire Breaks Out At Woodbury Eatery

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Volunteers takes files out of the Melton Law Firm Thursdat night.

A fire broke out in a restaurant in downtown Woodbury Thursday night right in the middle of a heavy snowstorm.

The fire started inside J.P.'s Fine Swine BBQ on Tatum Street.

Cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The building was apparently unoccupied at the time of the fire, which started around 7:30 p.m.

Due to the fire possibly spreading to other buildings, two businesses next store to J.P. Fine Swine, the Melton Law Firm of Susan Melton and Joe's Place Restaurant, where cleared of most of their furnishings and files.

Firefighters had the fire mostly under control by shortly after 9 p.m. and were clearing smoke out of the building, but smoke was still coming out of the building

Scores of volunteers assisted in moving items out of the adjacent buildings.

The extent of the damage caused by the fire is not known at this time. George and Anna Pittman of J.P.'s Fine Swine were anxiously waiting and watching outside after being called to the scene from their home.

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January 20, 2011 at 10:54pm
Wow that sucks... sorry to all of the businesses that were involved keep up updated as much as possible please =)
January 21, 2011 at 8:02am
I know first hand what its like to lose a business to a fire. I owned Second Best Consignment when it burned last year. It will be a long and painful recovery. All of these businesses have my deepest sympathy.
January 21, 2011 at 10:14am
Regrettable. Thank the Maker no one was injured. Best of luck recovering. I hope for the best to all inconvenienced by this accident.
January 21, 2011 at 12:32pm
God Bless the owners of the businesses affected and from all of us who LOVE the GREAT BBQ Fine Swine serves,we hope you can recoup your losses and get back in business soon.
January 21, 2011 at 1:14pm
If anyone hears of a clean-up effort later on please pass it along. Thankfully no one was hurt!

Keep them in your prayers!
January 23, 2011 at 11:39am
I no not what caused this fire good luck rebuilding to the owners.But for the future cannon county needs building code or future fire could burn whole block.This was put before commisson and was turned down.
January 23, 2011 at 12:00pm
The "block" is on the Town of Woodbury. The Town of Woodbury has building codes. However, Cannon County should also have building codes.
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