A Garland tavern was damaged by fire early Monday morning.
The outside of Double D's at 4020 Route 27 did not show much damage Monday afternoon - some discoloration of the roof and scorching under the eaves and along the roof line.
Caution tape across the front door and a sign reading "closed" were the most visible signs of the fire.
Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry
Fire in Garland
Double D’s in Garland sustained extensive damage after fire broke out in the kitchen and dining room area at about 1 a.m. Monday.
However, Garland Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brian Bull said the damage was "pretty extensive."
Garland volunteer firefighters responded to the call at about 1 a.m. and were later joined by members of four other departments in battling the blaze.
The fire was reported by a passerby, according to Bull. "There was nobody here. They were closed."
He said some fire was showing and heavy smoke was issuing forth from the building when firefighters first arrived.
The firefighters went into the structure and had the fire knocked down and "pretty much out" within 45 minutes, Bull said.
The damage was largely contained to the kitchen and dining room of the establishment, Bull said, but "the whole place took a lot of heat and smoke damage."
The cause of the fire had not been established as of Monday afternoon. "It's still under investigation," Bull said. "The state police fire marshal was down today."
Bull said he did not consider the fire to be suspicious in nature.
According to Bull, owner Daniel Miller reported he had insurance on the building.
In addition to Garland, firefighters from Youngsville, Spring Creek, Wrightsville and Pleasant responded.
Bull said his department cleared the scene and were back on station at 4:30 a.m.