Fire Destroys Pollard Business

Thursday, March 20, 2014
The remains of the former Hunter's Café in Pollard, following last week's early morning fire which destroyed the business. Luckily, the new Pollard Fire Station, seen at the right, was not damaged by the blaze.

An early morning fire destroyed Hunter's Café in Pollard on Thursday, March 13, and at last report the cause had yet to be determined. The blaze not only destroyed the community's only restaurant, but also threatened the new Pollard fire station, which sits next door to the business with only an alley between the two structures.

Pollard Firefighters were summoned to the scene just after 4 a.m., after nearby resident Gaylon Burkman was awakened by dogs barking, and saw the business was on fire. But according to witnesses, by the time firefighters could respond the building was fully-involved and the roof had begun to collapse.

With mutual aid from the McDougal Fire Department, the Pollard firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control. They remained on the scene for about three hours, but also made periodic checks the remainder of the day in search of hot-spots and re-kindling.

The building and the business, both of which belong to Sheila Poole, were a complete loss.

As of this week the investigation into the cause of the blaze continues.

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