Billiards business catches fire in Pelham

Fire at Poppa G's Billiards in Pelham
Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 10:34 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2022 at 6:34 PM CDT
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PELHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Multiple firefighters and agencies, including Pelham Fire, are working to control a fire at Poppa G’s Billiards in the 2700 block of Chandalar Place Drive. This is an active scene with multiple departments on scene.

The fire started around 9:30 a.m.

Officers said the area was safely evacuated. No one was injured.

Chief Jones with Pelham Fire Dept. said the fire started, got into the attic area and spread quickly

Pelham Fire, Hoover Fire and Alabaster Fire all worked together to fight the fire.

Pelham billiards business fire
Fire at billiards business in Pelham
Fire at billiards business in Pelham(WBRC)

Investigators said this is a business area of Pelham. No word on how it started.

Lisa Edmonds, who lives in the area talked about Poppa G’s and the business’s legacy. “You’ve got born legends out of this place. The whole walls were filled with plaques of championships. Everyone that walked in there was family and while they played there, we were all champions at our own level. When we walked out of there, we were all still family.”

New video of Poppa G's Billiards in Pelham following a morning fire
Officers monitor Poppa G's Billiards following fire
Officers monitor Poppa G's Billiards following fire(WBRC)
Officers monitor Poppa G's Billiards following fire
Officers monitor Poppa G's Billiards following fire(WBRC)
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