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Crews respond to fire at Firefly restaurant in PCB

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 9:12 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - (UPDATE 9:49 p.m. Friday) Deputy Fire Chief Justin Busch with the Panama City Beach Fire Department tells NewsChannel 7 they got a call of the Firefly sign on fire at the front of the building around 8:40 p.m. Busch says they battled the fire from underneath and kept it from spreading. Firefighters also set up fans to keep it from spreading to neighboring businesses. Bush says the flames have been put out but smoke remains. Busch says no injuries have been reported and there is no interior fire damage to the restaurant. Busch says smoke was found in three other nearby businesses. Busch tells us this is the third fire call similar to this at the Shoppes at Edgewater center.

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(UPDATE 9:10 p.m.) Panama City Beach firefighters are working to put out a fire at Firefly restaurant in Panama City Beach. The restaurant has been evacuated. The restaurant is located in the Shoppes at Edgewater off of Richard Jackson Blvd near Front Beach Rd.

NewsChannel 7 spoke with co-owner Lance VonGerichten, he says he doesn’t know what caused it. This is a developing story, stay with NewsChannel 7 here for updates.

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