The Boston Pizza restaurant in Corner Brook will be closed until further notice after an oven fire Monday morning. An activated fire alarm notified the Corner Brook Fire Department of the fire at around 7:21 a.m. Deputy Fire Chief Craig Harnum said it appeared there was some sort of malfunction in a propane oven. He said the restaurant’s sprinkler and fire suppression systems worked and, although there was heavy smoke, there was only a small fire that was quickly doused by a portable fire extinguisher by firefighters upon arrival. Harnum said there was smoke damage to the Corner Brook Plaza business, but the fire damage was limited to the commercial oven that he said was completely destroyed.
There was no one inside the business when the fire started, noted Harnum. The Western Star requested an interview with someone from Boston Pizza. In an emailed reply, the restaurant confirmed the fire was contained to a single piece of kitchen equipment and the restaurant is temporarily closed to investigate the exact cause and to determine what is required to quickly restore regular operations.
“Our plan is to re-open as soon as possible,” the statement said. “In the meantime, we appreciate the patience and understanding of our staff and guests while we quickly work to remedy the situation.”