Bistro smoke raises alarm
by Michelle Babcock
July 19, 2014 12:10 AM | 3130 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cherokee County and Woodstock firefighters respond to a call about smoke coming from the Woodstock Corner Bistro Thursday at about 7:30 p.m. <br> Special to the Tribune
Cherokee County and Woodstock firefighters respond to a call about smoke coming from the Woodstock Corner Bistro Thursday at about 7:30 p.m.
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A neighboring business called 911 after seeing smoke coming from inside the Woodstock Corner Bistro on Thursday night, but a store manager said no damage was done and the store remains open.

Michael Farrar is a manager at the restaurant, at 2360 Towne Lake Parkway, and thanked the business next door that called authorities when employees saw smoke.

“It was nice of them,” Farrar said Friday. “There was not a bit of damage inside.”

Farrar said the bistro was closed for the day when smoke started seeping out of the restaurant.

“It got a little smoky, so I put a ventilation fan in there all night and it was fine in the morning,” he said.

Woodstock Fire Chief Dave Soumas said nobody was at the restaurant Thursday at about 7:30 p.m. when emergency personnel arrived, but said firefighters were able to enter the building using a lockbox, causing no damage to the door.

“There was no fire. They clean their grills with wet rags, so, obviously they get hot,” Soumas explained. “Several rags piled up against the wall, smoldered and filled the room with smoke.”

Since there was no damage done to the restaurant, no fire, no injuries and the cause of the smoke is known, Soumas said the incident is not being investigated further.

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