Restaurant spared from major fire damage.

July 15, 2017

Restaurant spared from major fire damage.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

MEARS — The Golden Eatery restaurant was saved from major fire damage Saturday morning, July 15, due to the quick thinking of owner April Wolfe, said Hart Assistant Fire Chief Dwight Fuehring.

The popular restaurant at 5689 Fox Road was evacuated when a fire ignited in the kitchen shortly after 10 a.m. as diners were having breakfast. Wolfe closed all the doors to the restaurant after it was evacuated, putting out the fire, Fuehring said.

Attendees of the Mears Arts and Crafts Fair just down the street had some excitement watching fire crews from three departments responding to the scene. Fox Road in the vicinity of the scene was closed to traffic.

“There is not a lot of damage,” Fuehring said. The restaurant, which is insured, sustained some smoke and water damage, he said. Fire Investigator Mike Fillips of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office was on scene to determine the cause.

Fire crews used ventilators to clear the smoke from the building and cleared the scene at approximately 11:30 a.m. Firefighters from Hart, Shelby and Pentwater responded to the scene. OCSO deputies assisted with traffic control, and Oceana County EMS also responded.

No one was injured.

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