Patio Foods Fire
Date: February 15, 1989
15, 1989, Patio Foods was destroyed by fire. The fire completely
destroyed the building, equipment, and contents at the restaurant.
A fire inspector determined the cause of the fire originated in
the basement area approximately 15 feet from the office and our
Schwab safe. He determined this by locating the "hot spot"
in the building. The heat of the fire was so intense it buckled
and warped steel support beams 3/8 inch thick.
completely destroyed except our Schwab safe and its contents. Items
salvaged in our safe included; recipes, check book, the nights receipts,
rolls of coin, and some of our corporate records. Two ordinary file
cabinets located next to or Schwab safe were completely destroyed
along with their contents. I will definitely purchase a Schwab product
E. Joseph Daum, Secretary/Treasurer