Vex Harrow
Posted: March 16, 2012 at 10:27 am
Subject: Fire at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant and Urban Outfitters

Thursday afternoon saw a crisis hit Mill Ave when fire broke out on the roof of Urban Outfitters and My Big Fat Greek Restaurant. The Tempe Fire Department shut down Mill around the intersection with 5th as the fire was fought.

According to an article in AZCentral, the fire is still under investigation,

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant in downtown Tempe caught fire Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials.

The clothing store Urban Outfitters was also briefly shut down because of its proximity to the restaurant. It has since been reopened.

Firefighters made a first alarm response to the scene around 4:30 p.m., according to Tempe Fire Department spokesman Deems Shepard. He said grease from the kitchen had caught fire in some ductwork.

No injuries are reported, but it looks like the restaurant will be closed indefinitely as repairs and investigation are underway.

Since the fire currently appears to have started at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant and spread to Urban Outfitters, chances are the retail clothing store will be reopening soon enough.

I’ll try to keep everyone updated on this. The last time Mill Ave saw a considerable fire was when the Andre building caught fire in August, 1999.

According to news reports, traffic was restored to Mill Avenue last night.

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