Miller Lane restaurant to reopen hours after fire

(WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — A popular restaurant on Miller Lane is set to open Wednesday night, according to representatives with the company.

The call came in around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 6500 Miller Lane in Butler Township.

Viewer Photo of fire at the Miller Lane Red Lobster. (Photo: Korey Day)
Viewer Photo of fire at the Miller Lane Red Lobster. (Photo: Korey Day

Smoke filled the inside of the restaurant, employees told 2 NEWS. They saw the fire on the right rear side of the building.

Steve Stein, Assistant Fire Chief for Butler Township, says the staff did an excellent job of ensuring safety for patrons and staff.

“The amount of smoke inside the building was minimal at the time the fire was discovered. They did have an odor, and a bit of light smoke they noticed,” he said.

The smoke wasn’t heavy enough to trigger the fire alarm, however, so the general manager pushed the alarm manually.

Fire crews from Butler Township, Huber Heights, Harrison Township and Vandalia responded to the fire.

Crews used tools to cut into the roof of the restaurant as well as the siding. As of Wednesday afternoon, it’s unclear if the restaurant will be closed for the rest of the day.

Two customers were inside the restaurant dining when the fire broke out, but they safely exited the building.

“The staff here certainly worked quickly to get folks out of the building,” he said.

No official cause of the fire has been released. Dayton Power and Light crews responded to the restaurant, though it’s unknown if power will be shut down there.


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