MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) – A Westmoreland County company collects ashes after an early morning fire. Firefighters call the building a total loss.
The Spaghetti and Steakhouse restaurant is on Route 22, charred and destroyed after flames ripped through it.
Firefighters said the flames went through the building’s first and second floors before shooting into the night sky.
The audience video showed the intensity of the flames.
According to John Bohinc, White Valley VFD chief, it started around 3:30 in the morning and no one was inside.
“All we know is that the deal has been closed and we are now starting the investigation,” said Chief Bohinc.
It took the fire brigade two hours to get the fire under control. Chef Bohinc said the size of the flames was the biggest challenge they faced.
“It was fully involved on arrival. It just takes some time and effort to put the fire down. Then go through the rubble and get the hot spots, ”said Chief Bohinc.
A nearby gas station was not affected by the devastating fire. It was far enough away not to catch fire.
“It was all in the structure,” said Chief Bohinc.
He added that there were roughly six or seven crews that were part of the effort. No firefighters were injured when the fire was extinguished.
“Just a little tired. I need to go home and get some sleep. That’s all,” Chief Bohinc said.
There is not a word about what caused the fire. The Murrysville Police Department and the State Fire Marshal are investigating the cause.