BY MATT HOPF
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
Fountains Salon, 121 N. Sixth, was severely damaged by a two-alarm fire Monday night.
Building owner Dan Griffin said that firefighters told him that the first floor of the building was gutted. He said the second and third floors are vacant. Firefighters could be seen searching by flashlight on the second and third floors.
Fire chief Joe Henning said that when firefighters arrived on the scene, they found fire on the first floor. Firefighters searched to make sure the fire stayed within the walls of the building, and shortly before 11 p.m., Henning said he believed the fire had been contained.
Sixth Street between Maine and Hampshire is closed.
Gus Papazoglou, the owner of Greek to Me, a Greek restaurant at 127 N. Sixth, made the 911 call at 9:30 p.m. He said his restaurant had closed at 9 p.m. and employees were cleaning up when one of his waitresses said they saw smoke outside. Papazoglou said he went outside and saw smoke pouring out of Fountains.
Representatives from the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army were on the scene.