Firefighters from Water Witch of Port Deposit, Rising Sun, and Perryville were called to Joe's Grog House, 26 South Main Street, Port Deposit, today about 9:30 a.m. for a reported building fire.
According to Wayne Tome, Sr., incident commander for Water Witch, the fire originated in the bar area. A commercial sprinkler extinguished the fire and then firefighters worked at the scene to finish extinguishing the fire and for smoke removal.
No one was injured. The restaurant was not open when the incident occurred. Staff working in the building and tenants who live in second floor apartments escaped without injury.
"The crews did a good job despite limited manpower," said Tome. The fire was placed under control in about 40 minutes.