Fire forces customers out of two restaurants

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WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A chimney fire caused $15,000 in damage to two restaurants in the Williamsville Place Plaza on Sheridan Drive Monday night.

First responders were called to JoJo Bistro and Black & Blue Steak and Crab around 6:30 p.m. after a fire alarm activation. Firefighters found fire in the chimney of the pizza oven at JoJo Bistro and smoke had filled both of the restaurants dining areas.

Customers were evacuated as crews extinguished the flames. Investigators say the blaze was caused by a clog in the chimney pipe.

Both restaurants were closed for the evening. No injuries were reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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