Pizza place damaged in fire

Amy Woolvett
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By Amy Woolvett

A-1 Pizza caught fire early Monday morning. 

One of Shelburne’s favourite pizza places caught fire late Sunday night.

Fire chief Edgar Allison with the Shelburne Fire Department said the blaze at A-1 Pizza on King Street was most likely caused by electrical.

The storage area between the apartment and the attic caught fire and burned through two roofs, said Allison.

While firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames before too much damage was caused, the water damage was extensive.

Bill Chidiac, owner of the restaurant is not sure how long it will take before he is up and running again.

“We will be up and going as soon as we can,” said Chidiac.

“I was born with nothing,” he said. “I can be born again.” Bill Chidiac, owner A-1 Pizza

He said that he is worried how long it will take.

“I can’t sit and wait,” he said.  “Every minute that passes is another minute I am getting behind.  I have three kids to support, bills to pay for…the most important thing though is that no one was hurt.”

Chidiac said he would do everything in his power to make things work while his business is being reconstructed.

“I was born with nothing,” he said.  “I can be born again.”

Organizations: Shelburne Fire Department

Geographic location: Shelburne, King Street

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  • Heather Goodick
    February 25, 2013 - 12:28

    Good luck. Bill in getting the place back together You can do it ----will be in for pizza when I come back from Costa Rica in April Heather

  • Monica Smith
    February 25, 2013 - 11:12

    Hey Bill! It's been a long time since I've spoken to you! I'm so sorry to hear of what happened to your Pizza Shop, and I want to send my best wishes to you and your family. I'm so glad no one got hurt and hopefully in the near future ( hopefully soon lol ) you will be up and running sharing that awesome pizza I miss! and I will be back to buy again some day. :) Best of luck!!

    • donnasilver
      February 25, 2013 - 21:06

      sorry to hear this ... we really loved your pizza when we visited shelburne , all the best and hope to visit your place again , all the best to you and your ,