Fire damages Gastonia restaurant; third in last 24 hours

Fire damages Gastonia restaurant; third in last 24 hours

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 6:24 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 16 at 11:04 AM

Fire damages Gastonia restaurant

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GASTONIA, N.C. -- A restaurant in Gastonia caught fire early Tuesday morning becoming the third fire in the last 24 hours in Gastonia.

The Longhorn Steakhouse on Cox Road caught fire around 4:45 a.m. The two-alarm fire was fought by nearly 30 firefighters and brought under control in about 45 minutes. , according to officials.
 
The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Gastonia/Gaston County Fire Investigation Task Force. This is the third fire in the last 24 hours in Gastonia.

A home in Gastonia was destroyed Monday afternoon when a propane tank leaked gas before catching fire just seconds after the homeowner escaped.

The second fire was at a  vacant office building which was intentionally set by an arsonist Monday evening.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury to his leg while battling the fire at the restaurant, according to officials.

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