City firefighters rushed to DiSalvo’s at 341 E. Fourth St. and quickly contained a fire that appeared to center around the restaurant’s ventilation unit on the roof about 4:50 p.m. Friday, according to fire officials.
There were flames coming from the ventilation unit and there was a smoke contition in the first-floor kitchen as well as the second-floor banquet room and attic when firefighters arrived on the scene, officials said. The unit is for the restaurant’s wood-fired oven, officials said.
A second alarm was ordered, bringing additional personal and equipment from South Williamsport, Old Lycoming Township and Montoursville.
There were no report of injuries, and most of the fire was knocked down in 15 minutes.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Williamsport Fire Department Liutenant Greg Delany said Sunday afternoon.
“Within the next week we’ll have it pretty well nailed down.”
The department will coordinate efforts with a private investigator, typically assigned by the business’ insurance carrier, Delany said.
“I want to have time to talk to him before we determine the cause.|
Attempts to reach the proprietors of DiSalvo’s for comment were unsuccessful.