Pilot pledges assistance to workers following Texas Flying J fire

Pilot says it will provide jobs and "support resources" to employees who found themselves without work when the Flying J on Interstate 10 in San Antonio, Texas was destroyed by fire Thursday morning, Dec. 1.

A statement from the company said: 

“We are relieved to report that all of our Team Members and Guests have been accounted for and are safe after the fire that occurred at our Flying J travel center in San Antonio, Texas. We thank the San Antonio Fire Department and First Responders for their quick response and action to control the fire. We are cooperating with the local officials as they investigate the cause.

"The safety of our Team Members and Guests is our top priority. We are grateful to our Team Members and responders at the scene who helped ensure everyone on property was able to evacuate the building safely. We are providing support resources to our valued Team Members and will make jobs available to them at nearby travel centers while we work to restore this location.”

Numerous crews from the San Antonio Fire Department fought the two-alarm blaze, said to have been started at about 5 a.m. in the kitchen of the Denny's restaurant.

No injuries were reported in the fire.