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Early morning blaze tears through 3 St. John’s restaurants

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways:

  • RNC examined the reason for a blaze that impaired Mama Soula’s, Peter’s Pizza and Greensleeves Uptown.
  • A building including Mama Soula’s, Peter’s Pizza and Greensleeves Uptown was impaired by fire Tuesday morning. 

A fire damaged several restaurants near St. John’s: 

Fire ripped through a structure that accommodates three St. John’s restaurants early Tuesday morning, doing vast damage.

Mama Soula’s, Peter’s Pizza and Greensleeves Uptown all room within the structure on Torbay Road in the city’s east end. 

Deputy Fire Chief Roger Hounsell informed CBC News the call came in about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and firefighters were completed with serious smoke when they reached. 

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3 restaurants near St. John’s ripped by fire

Hounsell stated it took some time to find out where the blaze was. Staff cut gaps in the top for ventilation to let the smoke and heat out of the structure and it took three hours for firefighters to get the fire under control.

Hounsell stated he thinks the fire began in the kitchen and extended to the attic. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary stated it’s investigating.

In a report to CBC News, the RNC stated officers were at the scene Tuesday morning and the force’s fire investigator will be examining the reason for the blaze. The police power presented no additional details.

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