Despite a fire that erupted at Old Town Pizza House Bar & Grill on Wednesday afternoon, the restaurant said it will be open for business today.

A fire that erupted in a local restaurant on Wednesday afternoon is under investigation. (Photo provided by Old Town Pizza House Bar & Grill)A fire that erupted in a local restaurant on Wednesday afternoon is under investigation. (Photo provided by Old Town Pizza House Bar & Grill)

According to a social media post by Old Town Pizza, a portion of the restaurant will remain closed until further notice.

"It looks like we will be ready to open the restaurant side for business today and offer pick up and deliveries as per usual. The lounge side will remain closed until further notice. We appreciate your patience while we get things up and running on the lounge side. In the meantime feel free to enjoy our fully licensed restaurant and banquet room," the Facebook post stated.

No injuries were reported in the afternoon blaze, which the owners of the restaurant are very thankful for.

"We want to thank everyone for their kind words. We were overwhelmed by the supportive phone calls and messages, but we appreciate it. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the whole crew of EMS, Firefighters, Paramedics, the RCMP and Fortis for the quick response to our fire today. We would also like to thank our amazing staff who stuck by us on this day," the post continued. 

According to the city, on Wednesday, October 4, at approximately 3:20 p.m., Airdrie fire crews responded to reports of a structure fire at the restaurant, located on Edmonton Trail. Rocky View County Fire Department also assisted in the response. 

"On arrival fire crews encountered smoke in the interior of the large, one-story restaurant. Firefighters were required to open portions of both interior and exterior walls of the building to extinguish the blaze," a media release from the city stated.

A Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) was used to ensure that the fire had not extended to other areas, while fans were used to ventilate smoke from the affected area and air quality testing was completed.

The Fire Prevention Bureau is investigating to determine the damage estimate. 

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