Fire breaks out at Stamford restaurant

Pearl East restaurant fire. (WTNH/ Noelle Gardner)

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– The owners of a restaurant in Stamford are trying to pick up the pieces Tuesday after an early morning fire.

It broke out around 4:30 AM at the Pearl East restaurant on Summer Street.

Firefighters tell News 8 by the time they arrived, flames were burning the back of the building and moving towards the front.

It took them more than an hour to put out the fire.

“It’s a restaurant so there’s a lot of grease. It was a hard fire for the guys to work from the inside and 25 minutes into it we had a lot of fire in the roof spaces, so we called them out and we fought the fire from the outside,” said Trevor Roach, Asst. Chief Stamford Fire Department.

No one was inside the building at the time.

Investigators are trying to figure out how the fire started.

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