COLUMBUS (WCMH) —
Two firefighters are recovering from injuries they suffered trying to put out a fire at a Bob Evans restaurant on Thursday.
It happened on East Dublin-Granville Road, just off I-71 in north Columbus. The fire started overnight. Crews had their hands full as soon as they arrived. Firefighters thought they had the fire out, but just hours later it flared up again.
NBC4’s Matt Edwards was there and called the fire department.
Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin said the roof collapsed. Since no one was inside, firefighters were told to fight it from the outside.
Martin says two firefighters were hurt. Both were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and are expected to be okay.
There is no word yet on what caused the fire.
Bob Evans CEO Saed Mohseni released the following statement:
We are thankful that nobody was in the restaurant when the fire started. It is too soon for us to understand the full implications of the fire at our Bob Evans restaurant on Dublin-Granville Road. What we can say is that we have been able to relocate all of the affected employees to nearby restaurants, so they will continue to be employed. We thank the first responders for their service and hope that the firefighters who sustained injuries while fighting the fire recover quickly.