Restaurant Blaze Quickly Contained By Local Fire Crews

A late night fire at the Palette Restaurant on East Center Street in Warsaw required quick action by several area fire departments Friday night. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union

Multiple agencies responded to a fire near the entrance to Pallette Restaurant in Warsaw on Friday.

The restaurant is part of the Wyndham Hotel at 2519 E. Center St.

The fire, in an area above the ceiling near the entrance of the restaurant which faces the facility’s parking lot along Center Street, was discovered by a guest of the hotel at around 10:30 p.m.

Information provided in a news release posted on the  Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory’s Facebook page stated that fire crews were able to stop the spread of the fire from spreading both on the inside and outside the building.

The fire was kept out of the interior of the restaurant.

Guests of the hotel were evacuated by hotel staff with the help of law enforcement officials on the scene.

There were no injuries and an investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.

Damage estimates were not immediately available.

“We want the thank Winona Lake Fire Department, Leesburg/Plain Township Fire Department, Pierceton Fire Department, Warsaw Police Department, Kosciusko County Sheriff Office, Warsaw City Public Works, Silver Lake Fire Department, Burket Fire Department and Turkey Creek Fire Territory along with all the WWFT Fire Crews for a outstanding job in stopping this fast growing structure fire Friday night,” the Facebook post stated.