Firefighters called again for fire at Wild Coney & Grill

Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW — After recently re-opening from a fire, Wild Coney & Grill burned again Feb. 15 in what authorities deem suspicious.

Police were responding to a burglar alarm at the restaurant, 18818 Fort St., at 12:20 a.m. when an employee from the Speedway Gas Station across the street called 911 saying the eatery was on fire.

Four Riverview firefighters and four Trenton firefighters knocked down the fire in less than 15 minutes. The restaurant was closed at the time of the blaze.

Chief of Police and Fire Clifford Rosebohm wouldn’t elaborate on why they were investigating the fire as suspicious.

“Just because of what firemen saw inside, that raised concerns for us,” Rosebohm said.
The restaurant burned on April 22 and reopened in November.

“I think they’re going to be closed longer than they were before,” Rosebohm said.

The first fire started in the kitchen area of the restaurant, he said.

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