Fire at Amatos shuts down parts of Downtown Delaware.
This morning, firefighters from the Delaware city, Orange Township-Lewis Center and Tri-Township fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of Amato’s pizzeria.
Delaware Fire Chief John Donahue said that the fire appeared to have spread from Amato’s smokestack into the restaurant and they were checking inside.
Firefighters who entered the building did so in full protective gear, with oxygen tanks and breathing masks. At one point firefighters had assistance from a quadrotor drone that was used to provide 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 Delaware Fire Department (DFD) and one each from the other departments, as well as two DFD ambulances, four police cars and several other DFD vehicles.