By MELINDA WILLIAMS
A fire that broke out in Diza’s Dawg House in Dublin Saturday night left the business a total loss, according to Dublin Fire Chief Ronnie McClure.
Dublin Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the restaurant, at 278 Cleburne Blvd., at 6:28 p.m. When McClure arrived on the scene at 6:29, he found heavy smoke coming from the building.
The restaurant had already closed for the day, so no one was inside at the time.
Tankers from all of the county’s fire departments responded to the scene due to water conservation measures in effect. The county was without water until late Saturday due to Thursday night’s snowstorm knocking out power to the water treatment plant.
When the water plant is out of service or water conservation measures are in place, the county has a tanker task force that responds to all fires so since fire hydrants cannot be used.
The restaurant fire was under control after about an hour. Dublin fire crews remained on the scene until about 10:30 Saturday evening.
McClure said the business is valued at about $250,000 and its contents at about $125,000. However, due to the “extreme fire and smoke damage throughout the structure,” he said it is considered a total loss.
Dublin Police Department and Dublin Fire Marshal Robbie Cecil are investigating the blaze.