Small Fire: Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded at 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, to a report of smoke coming from Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen (1305 E. Franklin St.).
No injuries were reported. The fire was under control within 30 minutes.
Power was being restored in the area from damage caused by Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms. Contractors working on power lines reported that they noticed smoke coming from the building soon after power was restored. The official cause of the fire is under investigation.
The response included five Chapel Hill Fire apparatus, eighteen personnel, and staff from the Town of Chapel Hill building inspections division. Orange County EMS responded with one ambulance and four personnel. South Orange Rescue Squad provided rehabilitation resources, and Chapel Hill Police officers assisted with traffic control.
East Franklin Street was completely closed for the second time in less than 24 hours. One eastbound lane was reopened by 2 p.m.; a westbound lane was reopened about 30 minutes later.
Severe Weather Preparedness
Hurricane season began June 1 and continues until Nov. 1. This is also prime time for severe thunderstorms.
Thunderstorm preparedness: https://www.weather.gov/safety/thunderstorm-prepare
Hurricane preparedness: https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane-plan