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Pelican's Reef in Anderson Township damaged during fire

One firefighter was taken to the hospital
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Posted at 7:04 AM, May 26, 2023

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Crews worked for hours Friday morning to put out a fire at a popular seafood restaurant in Anderson Township.

The fire started in the kitchen around 5:30 a.m. according to first responders. Crew said the fire was contained to the kitchen.

A portion of Beechmont Avenue was closed just outside Pelican's Reef between Shangrila Drive and Paddison Road.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with an ankle injury. He is expected to be okay, according to a battalion chief on the scene.

Investigators have not said if they know what caused the fire.

There are multiple other businesses that share the building with Pelican's Reef. It is unclear if they also sustained fire or smoke damage.

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