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Fire destroys Long John Silver's restaurant in Gainesville
Careless smoking led to blaze at Thompson Bridge Road eatery; no one hurt
Gainesville firefighters battle a blaze at Long John Silvers. - photo by Tom Reed
Fire destroyed the Long John Silver’s restaurant at 1281 Thompson Bridge Road Saturday afternoon. “The building is a total loss,” Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said. When firefighters arrived, Canada said smoke was showing from the entrance side of the restaurant as well as the eaves and roof.