Mitchell Restaurant Destroyed by Fire Plans to Rebuild Soon
The city of Mitchell lost one of its favorite restaurants earlier this week during a massive fire, the good news, is it doesn't sound like they will be without it for a very long time.
The Perkins restaurant located near 1301 South Burr Street caught fire just after midnight on Wednesday, (November 15). Dakota News Now is reporting that when crews arrived they could see smoke jetting out of the roof of the building. Crews entered the structure through a south door and encountered heavy fire conditions. It took nearly two hours to completely contain the blaze.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported, but the building was deemed a total loss by fire inspectors.
According to Dakota News Now, the origin of the fire is still under investigation.
Mitchell residents quickly began to rally around all the 40 fellow citizens working at the Perkins location who lost their positions due to the blaze. Most of these folks had full-time jobs. A number of other area restaurants and businesses throughout the Mitchell area are reaching out to the displaced employees to offer them opportunities to pick up work elsewhere.
Social media was abuzz immediately after hearing the word that fire had broken out inside the popular Mitchell restaurant.
The Perkins store manager in Mitchell told Dakota News Now, that the company plans to start rebuilding the location just as soon as possible.
Source: Dakota News Now
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