Richmond Restaurant Destroyed By Fire

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

A fire at Punjab, an Indian food restaurant, kept Richmond firefighters busy for several hours Sunday afternoon.

An employee tells 27 NEWSFIRST she and fifteen others were inside the restaurant when she noticed smoke coming from the ceiling.

Firefighters responded within minutes, but the winds fanned the flames making the fire hard to contain. In the end, the building is considered a total loss.

One firefighter was treated for minor burn injuries to the face.

Firefighters say the fire started in the kitchen, but they don't know the exact cause. They say the fire has been ruled as an accident.


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  • by Virgil Edwards Location: Richmond on Dec 8, 2007 at 02:47 PM
    Now I do believe that and I quote my own statement "Now I know I was not there and do not know the circumstances but my over 6 years experience fighting various kinds of fires have never seen my chief who ever that was at the time ask a citizen who already helps by paying their taxes to help out with a dangerous situation which they have no training in." and according to the news cast the citizen also helped carry Air cylinders to the firefighters. and not just drag hose. So Jason don't make this about my past at Richmond and becareful what you says because I can bring serious legal charges against you for your false posting of info about me!!
  • by Jason Location: Richmond Ky on Dec 3, 2007 at 05:31 PM
    Mr. (edited) that kind citizen with no training and no fire gear protection only pulled some 5 inch suppply line to a hydrant and was well away from the fire. You wasnt the comamnder on this fire so you have no idea what was going on at that time i do however understand that you was a firefighter or tryed to be a firefighter at the Richmond Fire Department but couldnt lose enough weight to pass the physical test and had to become a Volunteer where they have to pass no test to be a firefighter so till u become the Chief and lose your weight so u can be a firefighter for Richmond dont second guess the Richmond fire Dept they done one hell of a job....
  • by Heywood Banks on Dec 3, 2007 at 04:34 AM
    Why wasn't I called?
  • by Virgil Edwards Location: Richmond on Dec 3, 2007 at 03:57 AM
    Well as a current vol. firefighter and former Richmond Firefighter I find it extremely concerning that a city department of Richmond's size would dare to ask the help of its citizens at a dangerous fire especially with other assisting fire departments helping. Now I know I was not there and do not know the circumstances but my over 6 years experience fighting various kinds of fires have never seen my chief who ever that was at the time ask a citizen who already helps by paying their taxes to help out with a dangerous situation which they have no training in. While the person that helped RFD at the fire probably did not mind to help it was indeed in my opinion a bad move on the command at the scene to allow it to happen. I mean a firefighter was reportedly mildly burned at the scene what if it was that kind citizen with no training and no fire gear protection?

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