Rostraver Twp, PA – Fire in unoccupied restaurant is extinguished by sprinkler system

A fire erupted at a Rostraver Township restaurant on Monday before it was quickly extinguished by the business’s sprinkler system. Rostraver Central Fire Department said in a mid-afternoon posting to its Facebook account that its members had answered a 911 call placed by employees of Sweeney’s Steakhouse on Rostraver Road. The department said restaurant staff reportedly arrived for work to find signs of the extinguished fire. The state fire marshal is investigating. The department made no mention of the fire causing any injuries at the restaurant, which appears to have been unoccupied whenever the fire started.

Firefighters didn’t immediately return a message left at the station. The department’s post said Collinsburg Volunteer Fire Company, which is also located in the township, assisted. The restaurant was founded in the 1930s. Debra Hardy, the now-former wife of billionaire 84 Lumber founder Joe Hardy, has owned it since 1994.

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