A firefighter about to enter Amato’s this morning. Photo by Spenser Hickey
A fire inside Amato’s Woodfired Pizza at 6 S. Sandusky St. is out after firefighters from the Delaware city, Orange Township-Lewis Center and Tri-Township Fire Departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof.
Delaware Fire Chief John Donahue said that the fire appeared to have spread from the pizza oven’s smokestack into the restaurant and they were checking inside.
Some firefighters entered the building in full protective gear, with oxygen tanks and breathing masks. At one point firefighters had assistance from a drone that provided a view of the top of the building.
Numerous Delaware police officers were also on scene, helping direct traffic and perform other tasks. There were four fire engines – two from DFD and one each from the other departments, as well as two DFD ambulances, four police cars and several other DFD vehicles.