Updated: Fire damages Barnstable restaurant

BARNSTABLE – Fire damaged the Barnstable Tuscan Cuisine formerly known as the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern at 3176 Main Street (Route 6A) in Barnstable early Wednesday morning. The fire was reportedly in the floor between the first and second floors. A sprinkler system helped control the spread of the fire until it could be completely doused. Fire officials ordered a 2nd alarm to bring additional manpower to the scene. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Route 6A was closed in the area for a time due to hoses and apparatus in the roadway.

From Barnstable Fire: At 04:28:53 the Barnstable Fire Department was dispatched for an automatic fire alarm as reported by an alarm company. The duty crew responded in Ladder 206 along with a shift captain in Car 212. The responding crews encountered smoke throughout the large 2 story wood framed building that contains a restaurant on the first floor and offices on the second floor. The shift captain immediately requested a 1st alarm working structure fire that brought additional Barnstable Fire Department resources, and mutual aid resources from West Barnstable Fire and Hyannis Fire, along with chief officers to the scene. Crews found active fire on both the first and second floor as well as in the basement. Chief Beal in Car 201 arrived on location and requested a second alarm fire bringing in additional resources from Yarmouth Fire and Sandwich Fire to the scene, and COMM Fire covering the Barnstable Fire Station, as well as the Providence Canteen. The fire resulted in 5 hose lines being pulled from Ladder 206 to extinguish all the fires. The fire was under control within 38 minutes of first arrival, no injuries were reported, and the building was not occupied at the time of the fire. Estimated damage to the building and businesses is $500,000.00. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Barnstable Fire Department, Barnstable Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police under the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire is not considered suspicious in nature. Chief Beal and the Barnstable Fire Department would like to thank our mutual aid partners, Barnstable Police, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center, and the State Fire Marshal’s office for their assistance.

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