“We are coming back!”, Longtime Joplin restaurant experiences fire

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Wood's Wood-Fired Pizza, a local favorite states, "never fear, we are coming back!" after Thursday night fire

[FRIDAY FIRE UPDATE] JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Fire Department release more information regarding the call to a commercial fire Thursday night at Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza.

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 9:08 PM, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a business structure fire at 1831 W 7th. The first crew arrived at 9:12 PM to find a single-story wood frame restaurant with heavy smoke showing from the all sides of the building. Crews entered the structure, found the fire in the kitchen area of the ceiling and extinguished the fire.  They remained on scene until 10:58 PM.

The Joplin Fire Department responded with 6 units and 18 personnel. The Fire Department was assisted by METS Ambulance Service and the Joplin Police Department. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighting personnel.

The cause of the fire was ruled accidental.

Chief James Furgerson, Joplin Fire Department

“Friends – as some of you may have heard, there was a small fire last night at Woody’s. Sadly, this means we will be closed for some time as we work on the repairs – no fear, WE ARE COMING BACK!”

Wood’s Wood-Fired Pizza

[ORIGINAL STORY] JOPLIN, Mo. — 9:10 PM working commercial fire at 1831 West 7th, Woody’s Woodfire Pizza.  Four minutes later Joplin Fire Department sounded the second alarm.

Fire was under control quickly, within 10 minutes, but the business sustained damage. Mostly smoke damage we are told initially however there will be water damages too.

As of this update at 10:20 PM it seemed the flames were coming out of the vent on the roof, not through the roof.  Possibly they will have an official update tomorrow. 

See the KSN/KODE tower cam which caught those flames shooting out of the vent in the roof.

No word from managers of the restaurant who were on the scene. It’s much too early to tell the extent of damage. 

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