FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The iconic Poky Dot restaurant was damaged in fire Friday morning.

The blaze was reported at around 5 a.m.. There were no injuries reported.

“First unit reported a working fire, flames coming from the rear of the building and we initiated an aggressive interior attack,” Fairmont Fire Chief Ed Simmons told WAJR Radio.

The fire began in the restaurant’s banquet room, Simmons said. Firefighters were able to keep the damage there.

Investigators have found evidence that the fire may have been caused by an electrical problem, but nothing to indicate the blaze was suspicious in nature.

The popular restaurant should be able to reopen, Simmons said.

“It’s not a total loss by any means,” he said. “If they aggressively get a restoration company in there and get some of the smoke and water out of there, in that area, hopefully the building department, fire department our inspection division and health department can work together and get them up and running sooner rather than later.”

 

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