Fire Destroys Italian Restaurant In Colleyville

Austin York
May 23, 2019 - 5:10 pm
Colleyville Fire

Colleyville PD


DALLAS (KRLD) - An Italian restaurant in Colleyville burned down during a fire Thursday afternoon.

Ruggeri’s Italian Restaurant caught fire around 12:30.

City Manager Jerry Ducay tells KRLD,  he and his son happen to be driving by when they saw smoke. So they called 9-1-1 and ran inside, telling everyone in the restaurant and business upstairs, to get out.

"When we went upstairs, I heard crackling in the attic which I can only assume was the fire. I am just glad everyone got out ok," he says.

No injuries were reported but the building was a complete loss.

"I think we did what anyone else would have done in that situation. We were just in the right place at the right time," Ducay says.

The restaurant opened in July 2003.