Shanks Restaurant at the Halifax Country Club lit up the sky Sunday night as flames demolished the popular dining spot at 100 Country Club Drive in Halifax.
According to HFD Captain Jeffrey Cuozzo, an alarm was activated at 10:39 p.m. Halifax Fire Department responded and while en route were informed of fire coming from the building. When HFD arrived, heavy fire was showing from the rear of the restaurant and through the roof, according to Cuozzo’s report.
Tower 1 truck got a workout as crews attacked the blaze aggressively to bring the fire under control. A working fire protocol was initiated at the rear of the building and the call went to a third alarm through county control.
Responding towns included Kingston, Hanson, East Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Pembroke, and Onset.
The fire department also connected to the existing sprinkler system to help aid in extinguishing the fire. Multiple handlines, ventilation, and search crews were utilized to bring the incident to a close.
HFD succeeded in containing the blaze to the restaurant section of the building, saving the remainder of the structure.
The State Rehab vehicle assisted, and the State Fire Marshall was also contacted.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.