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Monday night fire destroys local business

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[May 28, 2014]  LINCOLN - On Monday night a fire broke out in the Chopsticks Restaurant on Woodlawn.  The building was heavily damaged as well as a vacant store front to the east of the building.  Below is the official report issued by the City of Lincoln Fire Department.


On May 26th, 2014 the Lincoln Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 533 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln Ill.

Lincoln Rural Fire Units arrived on the scene first and encountered smoke and flames at the side door and also at a side window. Lincoln Fire and Lincoln Rural entry teams quickly made entry and discovered fire in the ceiling and in the floor joists to the second floor. Lincoln Firefighters along with several other departments battled the blaze for several hours finally bringing the fire under control. All fire units cleared at 2:20 a.m. Investigators from the Lincoln Fire Department remained on the scene.

There was a family of five that lived in the building above the restaurant at the time of the fire. The family operates the restaurant that caught fire below. There were four family members at home at the time. They were all able to leave the building safely. The Red Cross is assisting the family.

There were no injuries reported

The damage to the structure and property was approximately $300,000.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Lincoln Fire Department would also like to thank Lincoln Police Department, Atlanta Fire Department, Mount Pulaski Fire Department, Latham Fire, and Lincoln rural Fire for their assistance.

Investigator Tim L. Aper
Chief Mark Miller

[Text from fire received]

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