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Fire closes Orfordville restaurant

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Gazette Staff
November 19, 2009
— K's Outback Cafe is closed after a fire caused $300,000 in damage Tuesday night.

The Orfordville Fire Department responded at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday to a fire at the cafe, 313 Brodhead St., Chief Jim Ponkauskas said.


Firefighters had the fire under control within an hour but were on the scene until 2 a.m., he said. The Footville Fire Department, Orfordville Police Department and Rock County Sheriff's Office assisted, he said.


The fire started in a back supply room, he said. The storage area and kitchen sustained heavy fire damage, and the dining area sustained heavy smoke damage.


The cause of the fire is under investigation but is not considered suspicious, Ponkauskas said.



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