RICHMOND HILL, Ga (WSAV) — The Popeyes, Fudruckers, and TA service station in Richmond Hill were damaged by a fire early Sunday morning.

Popeyes, located on the 4400 block of US Highway 17, sustained fire damage, and two other adjoining businesses were affected, Fudruckers and a TA service station.


According to Richmond Hill Fire Department Capt. Roland Evans, when firefighters arrived, they encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of Popeyes.

Firefighters were able to knock down the flames quickly however, mutual aid was requested from Chatham Fire, Hinesville and Fort Stewart due to the roof having multiple layers in which the fire was contained.

Evans said the Popeyes restaurant sustained fire and water damage, the adjoining businesses sustained smoke damage. 

According to Richmond Hill Fire Chief, Brendon Greene, a woman was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. Greene was unable to provide what the woman’s relationship with the businesses is.

A city of Richmond Hill fire marshall was on scene to determine what caused the fire which has not been determined as of press time.  

It’s expected Popeyes will be closed while repairs are made, an evaluation of Fudruckers and the TA service station will have to be made until they can reopen.

This is a developing story.

Photo courtesy of Lewis Levine, Coastal News Service