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Fire damages Wiz’s restaurant in Batesburg-Leesville Tuesday afternoon

Batesburg-Leesville, SC 08/02/2023 (Paul Kirby) – A fire damaged Wiz’s restaurant at 110-A West Church Street in Batesburg-Leesville, SC Tuesday. The call was dispatched at approximately 3:15 p.m. bringing firefighting equipment and personnel from the town of Batesburg-Leesville and Lexington County to the scene.

When the first crews arrived, they had heavy smoke and some fire in what Batesburg-Leesville’s Fire Chief Josh Fry described as the “kitchen area” of the building. Fry said that the fire had not extended into the attic area and as of Wednesday evening, they had not yet determined the cause of the fire.

Besides firefighters and equipment from Lexington County’s Fire Service, Chief Fry said the B&L Fire Department also received assistance from Lexington County’s EMS and the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department. He said an estimate of the extent of the damages to the eatery had not yet been calculated yet because many of the items that showed smoke damage were made out of stainless steel that may be able to be cleaned rather than replaced.


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