A fire at Wellman’s Pub & Rooftop in West Des Moines early Sunday evening began in a trash container outside the back of the restaurant but threatened to spread to the building. The staff was able to keep it in check with the use of fire extinguishers so that once fire personnel arrived, they were able to extinguish the fire quickly. The fire caused minimal damage to the outside of the building. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The West Des Moines Fire Marshal said restaurant patrons sitting on the restaurant’s rooftop patio were the first to report seeing smoke from the fire. Fans attending the Principal Charity Classic golf tournament at Glen Oaks Country Club also reported seeing smoke from the fire. While traffic from the golf tournament was slow-moving at the time of the fire, it didn’t present a problem in the fire department’s timely response.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a fire, contact the Des Moines fire and explosion lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling (515) 705-0233.