The Long Branch Firefighters released the following statement with respect to the fire at the Windmill Restaurant earlier today.
Earlier this afternoon the LBFD responded to the Windmill restaurant in West End for an odor of burning. Upon arrival on scene, firefighters were met with a smoke condition and located an active gas fed fire underneath the basement steps. Firefighters gained access to the area and made a quick stop on the fire, preventing further extension into the building. The area was subsequently overhauled and utility companies notified. Ladder 2591, Engines 2572, 2574, 2575, 2577, Rescue 2585, and Fire Police operated on scene. There were no reported injuries.