JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the favorite lunchtime stops for state employees and lawmakers won’t be opening their doors today.
A crew from the Jefferson City Fire Department could be seen outside of Arris’ Pizza on Wednesday morning after responding to calls of a fire near the old U.S. Postal Service building.
On arrival, the crews found that the electrical panels on a transformer outside of the building had ignited and promptly put out the flames.
According to the Jefferson City Fire Department, the fire didn’t cause any significant damage to the inside of the building, and no one was injured. However, as of 9 a.m., the restaurant is without power.
The restaurant released the following statement on Facebook at about 10 a.m.
ATTENTION: Arris Pizza in Jefferson City will be closed today due to a small electrical fire. We hope to reopen tomorrow. The restaurant does not have an damage just currently without power. Thank you!
— Will Scharf (@willscharf) August 23, 2017
Even worse, fire at Arris Pizza!! https://t.co/Ekb4JYvetg
— Marc H. Ellinger (@MarcEllinger) August 23, 2017
Lots of sirens in downtown Jefferson City with what appears to be smoke around Arris’ pizza.
— Deanna Hemphill (@HemphillDeanna) August 23, 2017
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