Fire Causes Over $1M Damage to Ohio Bowling Alley

August 19, 2011

An estimated $1.25 million in damage resulted from a fire at an Ohio bowling alley that led to a partial collapse of the roof.

The state fire marshal’s office released the damage estimate Wednesday. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of Tuesday’s fire.

Investigators say the fire at Yorktown Lanes in the Cleveland suburb of Parma Heights started in the bar and kitchen area. Flames spread to other parts of the building.

Authorities say the bowling alley was open for business, and all the occupants escaped without injury

One firefighter was treated for a minor injury received while fighting the blaze.

Fire Chief Bryan Sloan tells The Plain Dealer firefighters arrived to find heavy flames in the kitchen, the kitchen bar and snack bar.

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