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Fire destroys Penn Hills restaurant, damages other strip mall shops

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 7:21 a.m.
Penn Hills firefighters responded to a fire at a Dollar General in this Frankstown Road strip mall on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.
Penn Hills firefighters responded to a fire at a Dollar General in this Frankstown Road strip mall on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

A Penn Hills restaurant was burned out by fire Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported shortly before 7 a.m. in a strip mall at 10718 Frankstown Road.

Penn Hills fire Lt. Tom Kutcher said a passing motorist reported the fire after seeing flames coming out the front door of the Sea & Soul eatery.

It took firefighters about a half hour to get the fire under control.

No one was inside the restaurant at the time, and there were no injuries, Kutcher said.

A few neighboring businesses, including a Dollar General store, a flower shop and a pawn shop, had smoke damage, Kutcher said.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal was investigating the cause of the fire, Kutcher said.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, or on Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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