Late Night Fire Destroys Popular Olde Towne Restaurant← Back

For Immediate Release

August 4, 2014

Date of Incident: August 4, 2014

Late Night Fire Destroys Popular Olde Towne Restaurant

Slidell, LA. – St. Tammany Fire District #1 responded to the report of a commercial structure fire at Sunrise on Second, located at 1929 Second St. in Olde Towne.  Firefighters arrived on the scene in a little over two minutes to find a 2800 square foot restaurant with heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof, in the rear of the building.  Firefighters were able to bring the situation under control and extinguish the fire within 31 minutes of arriving on the scene.

The fire was discovered by a newspaper delivery man, who called 911.  The fire burned the roof off of the building and destroyed the entire attic area.  The fire is believed to have been started by an electrical short at the power disconnect for the air conditioning system.  No injuries were reported.

1st alarm: 01:30:06

2nd alarm: 02:06:56

On Scene: 01:32:29

Under Control: 02:04:13

Units: 13

Firefighters: 27

Injuries: 0

Cause: Electrical Short

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