Extensive damage to Electra

Pizza place burned after blaze broke out at 3:20 a.m. Saturday

  • Apr. 7, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Fire broke out at Elecktra Restaurant early Saturday.

Fire broke out at Elecktra Restaurant early Saturday.

A longtime night spot in Maple Ridge burned early Saturday morning.

Electra Pizza, which bills itself a fixture in Maple Ridge for 36 years, and “a late night eatery with style,” is behind yellow tape, it’s windows blackened with soot.

Assistant fire chief Mike Van Dop said firefighters were called to the building, at 22541 Lougheed Highway in downtown Maple Ridge, at 3:20 a.m. on Saturday morning, and they arrived to find smoke pouring out of the roof of the building.

While he stopped short of calling the building gutted by fire, he said the damage appeared to be extensive.

“Whenever you have fire inside a box like that, the damage from fire, heat and smoke is the issue,” he said. “It won’t be opening anytime soon.”

Van Dop said fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.