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I wonder if the new owners are from around here? Possibly related to the Oakleys?
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I never understand why the Quincy building inspector never mentions that building that houses Bayview Building supply. It is in worse shape than some of the fix or flatten property's and there are people going in and out every day buying building supplies. It is on 630 n 2nd, go down by the bay and look to the east.
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These are "elected officials" not employees. They are not entitled to heath insurance in my thinking based on the hours they work. I do realize they put in more time than the council meeting. But they are still a long way from being full time. Why are city taxpayers being burdened with the cost of their heath care when the county and the school board do not feed at the trough? The total cost for the…
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And why should this stop? It's all part of their compensation. They spend a lot more time than what you see on TV. For example, if you eliminate the health care you reduce the likelihood of a small business owner wanting to run. Plus it also means most of the council members have the same health insurance as other city employees...which seems like a jolly good idea There are two reasons…

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2 years, 2 months ago by Bob Gough

Repetitive use of the outlet led to the loose connection

UPDATE: The Quincy Fire Department has issued a news release regarding cause of Thursday's Sprout's Inn fire.

"QFD investigators and an investigator representing the owner's insurance company have determined that repetitive use of an electrical outlet over an extended period of time caused a loose terminal connection on the outlet, resulting in overheating."

 

Sprout's Inn, a popular Quincy restaurant on the city's north side, has been destroyed by fire.

The four alarm fire call came in just before 1 a.m.

Denise Donley was on the scene for Quincy Journal and WTAD.

Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning said the building will be a total loss.

Heavy black smoke was coming out of the restaurant's attic when crews arrived. Firefighters entered the building, but then left as it became apparent the structure could not be saved.

When crews began to open up the wall where it is believed the fire started, they saw the fire had spread and black smoke had filled the building.

As crews tried to get through the roof, they encountered multiple layers of roof from past remodeling, which made it difficult to get water on the fire.

Henning said the fire got worse really quick, so firefighters evacuated and went purely defensive, using aerial vehicles to fight the fire.

Henning said response was delayed a bit as crews were already on the scene of another fire in the 1600 block of Sycamore when the call came in.

Henning adds there is no idea of a cause of the fire at this time. He also said the investigation will be difficult with this magnitude of loss.

Jenny Wiemelt's family has owned Sprout's Inn for many years and says they will rebuild, hopefully in the same spot. 

Wiemelt adds she wishes she could have grabbed her reservation book because she cares so much about her customer's upcoming parties and celebrations.

Clean up crews were in the building at the time of the call, but no one was injured.

Sprout's Inn has been in business since 1940 and has 72 employees.



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