Emergency Call To English Inn Sunday

There was an emergency call made from Gibraltar’s English Inn Sunday afternoon. Gibraltar Deputy Fire Chief Jared Anderson informs us his department was paged at 5:30PM for a report of smoke and flames in the attic of the restaurant. His department arrived to find some thin smoke in the attic but no flames. Deputy Fire Chief Anderson explains what happened…

Because of the initial call for flames, a mutual aid call went out for assistance from the departments of Ephraim, Baileys Harbor, and a ladder truck from Egg Harbor. Anderson reports that section of Highway 42 was closed off during the response, and county sheriff’s deputies assisted directing traffic as evacuated customers were leaving while fire trucks were arriving. It was confirmed the problem was an electrical issue and all response cleared the scene. Then about 1 hour later, another call came regarding what they thought was more smoke in the attic…

In the end, there actually was never any real fire, and it was determined the initial call for flames in the attic was actually the electrical arcing from the junction box. The English Inn resumed normal business hours Monday.

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