FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Capt. Eric Reiber, Incident Commander
Friday, February 22, 2013
SMELL OF SMOKE INTERRUPTS DINNER AT PULLMAN RESTAURANT
PULLMAN-Dinner was interrupted briefly Friday night when employees of the New Garden Restaurant smelled smoke and called 9-1-1.
Pullman firefighters were called around 6 pm to the popular Chinese restaurant at 400 S. Grand after employees noticed the smell of wood smoke.
Firefighters saw smoke coming from a soffit area outside of the restaurant near the dining room area. After gaining access to the section below the roof line, firefighters found that a neon light that outlines the restaurant had apparently shorted and caused the fire. It was quickly extinguished with a minimum of damage to soffit and roof.
There was no damage to the interior of the structure and after about a half hour, the restaurant was reopened and back to their seven-day-a-week operation.
(Written by Glenn Johnson, PFD/PIO)