Shiloh Bar & Grill evacuated due to haze

Friday, November 1, 2013 | 9:30 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — John Heimos had just ordered a turkey bacon club sandwich with fries and a side of honey mustard when six firefighters walked into Shiloh Bar & Grill and ordered the patrons to evacuate Friday evening.

A fan motor in a ventilation shaft had failed, causing haze, Columbia Fire Department Capt. John Metz said. The restaurant was evacuated for about 20 minutes while firefighters pinpointed the source of the smoke.

Five firetrucks and 16 firefighters were dispatched at 7:37 p.m. and arrived on the scene at 7:41 p.m., Metz said. By 8:16 p.m., they had cleared the scene.

Restaurant patrons and staff remained calm during the evacuation, chatting on the patio over their drinks, waiting to be let back in.

"It was really quite incredible," Heimos said.

Supervising editor is Allie Hinga.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Ellis Smith November 2, 2013 | 6:07 a.m.

Students from University of Missouri's smallest (number of students) campus report several incidents of "haze" having occurred at a road house located in Pulaski County, Missouri. The haze seems to kick in following engineering and geology students' third shot of tequila.

Macho engineering students [whether male or female] and graduate engineers drink their tequila thus:

1-With your right hand held out at right angles to the floor, place your thumb against your forefinger.

2-Pour some table salt (from a shaker) into the crevice formed between your thumb and foreginger.

3-With your tongue, slurp up that salt.

4-With the salt still in your mouth, down the shot glass of tequila in one gulp.

5-Repeat the sequence.

You will be amazed at how quickily you will be able to understand and speak Spanish, although you may be doing so from a horizontal position on the floor.

[Hopefully we won't be accused of teaching MU students bad habits; they appear to develop them without any help from us.]

(Report Comment)

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.