At 12:30am firefighters responded to a call for an automatic alarm@the Pizza Hut@509 Veterans. Engine 158 reported heavy smoke billowing from the structure and immediately called for a 2nd alarm.  The fire was at first thought to be accidental, but later officials determined that it was set to cover up a burglary.
1st Alarm: Stations 15,18, and DC140(B); 2nd Alarm: AC102,PIO 20, L137, E148, and E168
4/2/02: 509 Veterans Pizza Hut 2 Alarm           
Lt. Pittfield and FF. O'Brien pose for a picture (right) during overhaul operations.
This blurry picture shows AC.-102 Edward directing firemen where to go.