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Update on fire at Paradise Catfish in Ball

Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 11:09 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2021 at 11:11 PM CDT
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BALL, La. (KALB) - Paradise Catfish Kitchen located off of Hwy. 165 in Ball caught fire in the late hours on Friday, October 8.

Ball’s Fire Chief Wes Anders said they arrived at the restaurant at 10:08 p.m. in response to the fire. Multiple departments assisted in putting out the flames including Alpine PD, Holiday FD, Ruby Kolin FD, V.A. Fire, Pineville FD, Hudson Creek and District 5 personnel out of Grant Parish.

Anders said in total, there were seven engines, two rescues, one service and one ladder used to help put out the fire. The last units left the scene at 6:30 a.m. which was eight hours after arriving.

Currently, the cause of the fire is still under investigation but it’s believed to be accidental. No one was injured during the fire.

Paradise Catfish has been a staple in the Ball community for decades, and the building it operates from has been around for nearly 70 years.

The owners said they have received a lot of questions on what the future of the restaurant will be. As of now, they said they are taking it one day at a time until they decide what’s best.

Paradise Catfish in Ball is currently on fire. We are looking into the incident now. Video courtesy of Lisa Stewart. >>https://www.kalb.com/2021/10/09/fire-paradise-catfish-ball/

Posted by KALB News Channel 5 on Friday, October 8, 2021
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