Monday, October 1 2012, 11:10 AM CDT
Fire scorches Murphy restaurant
MURPHY, Ore. -- Rural/Metro firefighters were thankful for extra help when they responded to the Phatty McGee's restaurant fire early Sunday.
Fire crews got the call around 12:12 a.m. Sunday that the Phatty McGee's Restaurant and Lounge, 6891 Williams Highway, was on fire.
When crews arrived, they found a 4,000 square foot building fully involved in fire, according to a press release from the Rural/Metro Fire department.
They needed help. Firefighters from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Applegate Fire District No. 9, Illinois Valley Fire District, Williams Fire Department, American Medical Response and Rouge River Fire responded.
"This was a big fire and took a lot of help to put it out," said Mike Shaw, Rural/Metro's spokesman. "When you have a 4,000 square foot building fully involved in fire when you arrive, you become very thankful of your neighboring fire agencies. It takes a lot of firefighters to get the job done."
The fire destroyed the restaurant's kitchen and bar. Firefighters were able to save the restaurant's bathrooms and office.
Since these areas were saved, crews were able to recover security footage. Fire officials will use the video to determine when and how the fire may have started.
Fire officials are investigating the fire's cause. No one was hurt.
Phatty McGee's Restaurant and Lounge opened Sept. 14. It replaced Dorman's.