A more than 100 year old home on Greenly Street in Adrian is likely a total loss after a Sunday morning fire.
Fire officials say the call cam in shortly after 10 a.m. They were able to get the blaze under control in around 90 minutes, but not before the home was severely damaged.
It appears the fire started in the kitchen, then spread to the attic inside the walls. No one was home at the time and the house was locked.
Firefighters forced their way and found that four pets were inside the home. Two cats escaped without injury, but one dog was badly burned and another dog died.
The Fire Cheif says the house sustained $50,000 to $60,000 worth of damage, which will likely exceed the poperty value of the home.
The fire is not considered suspicious.
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Fire Chief Craig Weston said Wednesday that a grease fire on a kitchen cook top was the cause of the fire. The fire suppression system over the stoves did activate but was not enough to extinguish the fire.
First on the scene in response to a fire alarm call at 10:19 a.m., Weston found smoke and heavy fire in the kitchen area, according to a press release. Multiple attempts had been made to put out the fire with extinguishers before the arrival of the first Engine Company.
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Kitchen fire shutters the Optimist, restaurant projected to reopen next week
Ford Fry’s West side seafood outpost the Optimist caught fire last week, forcing the restaurant to close indefinitely. The fire, which occurred before lunch service the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 23, was caused by a grease buildup in the hood vent. No guests were present and no one was injured.
According to the restaurant, the hood had been cleaned three days earlier. Currently, the Optimist is “waiting for the hood cleaning company’s insurance adjuster to check the damage and is in the process of submitting a permit with the City to install a new hood.”
Owner Ford Fry said on Tuesday: “As soon as we get a couple of sign-offs we will be back up and running. For now we are focusing on taking care of our guests and staff.”
Fry told the AJC on Sunday that he hoped to reopen the Optimist sometime this week.
An anonymous email sent to a number of Atlanta food media over the weekend from an account apparently posing as an official restaurant email address speculated that the restaurant wouldn’t reopen “until well into November, or maybe even December.”
The author of the email claimed to be “an anonymous staff rep between staff and mgmt.” An Optimist rep says the restaurant uses its own email service and denies the validity of the email and account.