Fire causes $500K damage to Platteville Culver's

No one injured in early morning blaze at restaurant

Published On: Nov 16 2013 10:35:19 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 17 2013 04:32:32 AM CST
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -

A structure fire on Highway 151 in Platteville caused significant damage to the local Culver's franchise.

Platteville police officer Kris Purkapile said the department received a call at 4:20 a.m. Saturday from an alarm company for a tripped motion detector.

Platteville Fire Chief David Izzard said officers responded to the Culver's at 375 Highway 151 and first saw smoke and flames near the kitchen. All the doors were locked and no one was inside. The fire chief said it appeared the fire began in the kitchen and smoke activated the motion detector.

Izzard said the estimate of $500,000 damage to the restaurant is early and the number could go up.

Purkapile said the fire department had the blaze under control just after 10 a.m. and firefighters were working to put out hot spots.