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Columbia Fire Department fights 3 fires on Mon 7 Nov 2016

First in morning at Anderson's Pizzeria. Second to put out fire when owner was burning leaves. Third to auto fire on Veterans Memorial Bypass. Click on headline for complete story, photo(s)
CJE Michael L. Stephens has issued a total ban on outdoor burning in Adair County. See Open Burning Ban Issued 11/05/2016. Ban is around the clock

By Donald Hare, Public Information officer
Columbia Fire Department

The Columbia Fire Department responded to 3 calls on Monday November 7, 2016:

First: Kitchen, dining area sustains moderate damage at Anderson's Pizzeria.

The first call came in at 9:44amCT, to Anderson's Pizzeria, 1411 Campbellsville Road, with moderate damage to kitchen area and smoke damage to restaurant. There were 13 firemen on the scene for around 1.5 hours

Second: Fire on Merchant Street; home owner burning leaves

The second call was received at 2:39pmCT, to 401 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY, for a grass fire while home owner was burning leaves. There were 10 firemen on this call for around one hour.

Third: Vehicle fire on Veterans Memorial Bypass

The third call came in at 4:56pmCT, to the Veterans Memorial Bypass for a car fire; upon arrival vehicle was engulfed in flames. The vehicle owner was Jennifer Huffman. The vehicle was a total loss with 18 firemen responding to the call.

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Anderson's Pizzeria sustains kitchen, dining area smoke damage

2016-11-08 - 1411 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, (c).
Kitchen, dining area at Anderson's Pizzeria sustained moderate damage. "The first of three fire calls to the Columbia Fire Department on Monday call came in at 9:44amCT, to Anderson's Pizzeria, 1411 Campbellsville Road, with moderate damage to kitchen area and smoke damage to restaurant. There were 13 firemen on the scene for around 1.5 hours," Columbia Fire Department spokesperson Donald Hare reported in the accompanying story. The damage was enough that the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Columbia/Adair County Chamber Luncheon has been moved to the Roberta C. Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY, for today's 11:45 luncheon, with guest speakers Rogers Scholar Lauren McQuaide, Governors Scholar Cole Schmidt, and Adair Schools Job Placement Specialist Jim Leib. (See: Venue for Chamber meeting changed due to fire at pizzeria, by Ellen Zornes)

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