Fire damages, closes Little Ceasar’s in Pulaski

A fire has closed the Little Caesar’s restaurant in Pulaski.

According to Pulaski Fire Chief Robbie Kiser, members of his department were dispatched to the shopping center on Route 99 about 7:40 a.m. Friday where Aaron’s is located to respond to a call for the smell of gas or smoke.

Kiser said fire fighters could smell something Aaron’s, but couldn’t find it in that store and then started checking the stores beside it.

The search continued until they go to Little Ceasar’s where they found fire burning in the back of the store.

“At that point, they immediately called for more help and crews quickly extinguished the fire within about 25 minutes,” Kiser said.

He said fire crews had to access the roof to get all the hot spots out.  They were able to keep the fire contained to just Little Ceasar’s, however, Compadres did receive some minor smoke damage.

Kiser said Little Ceasars was heavily damaged and will need some major cleaning and renovation to fix it.

The fire department was back in service at 10:30 a.m. Pulaski, Dublin, and Newbern all responded to assist, Kiser said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.

Pulaski Police Department and Pulaski County Public Safety EMS also assisted.