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Parma Fire Department investigating overnight blaze at Victoria’s Deli and Restaurant

September 26, 2018

Parma Fire Department investigating overnight blaze at Victoria’s Deli and Restaurant

PARMA, Ohio -- The Parma Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Tuesday night inside a Parma restaurant that has been around for over three decades.

Firefighters responded about 9:50 p.m. to Victoria’s Deli and Restaurant on the 6700 block of Ames Road near Day Drive, according to the Parma Fire Department. 

Three crews responded and were met with heavy smoke throughout the building and intense fire conditions, especially in the kitchen area.

“Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire, confining it to the kitchen of the structure,” the Parma Fire Department said in a tweet. 

Parma Fire crews were called to a report of a fire at a local restaurant in the 6700 block of Ames Rd. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire confining it to the kitchen of the structure. No patrons in the restaurant at the time of the fire & no firefighters were injured. pic.twitter.com/c093TC6dL0— Parma Fire Dept (@ParmaOHFire) September 26, 2018

Firefighters brought the blaze under control by 10:30 p.m, the department said. 

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, the Parma Fire Department said. No firefighters were hurt.

Parma Fire Department investigators and the Community Emergency Response Team are investigating the cause and origin of the fire. 

Chief Michael Lansky set a conservative estimate for the damage at $150,000 to $175,000, the fire department said. The fire tore through the kitchen, which was filled with expensive stoves, and firefighters had to ventilate the roof, in addition to the smoke damage.

Victoria’s Deli and Restaurant has been open for 35 years, according to its website. 

The owners declined to comment on this story, but the Parma Fire Department said they have indicated that they plan to rebuild.

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