ALL FIRED UP: Helen Stewart’s pizza trailer business is thriving again a year after a devastating fire almost put her out of business.
ALL FIRED UP: Helen Stewart’s pizza trailer business is thriving again a year after a devastating fire almost put her out of business. Chris Ison

Pizza Under Fire rises from ashes

WHERE there's a will, there's a way.

That's the message from Helen Stewart, who last year made the tough decision of whether or not to continue in business, after her pizza trailer went up in flames.

Pizza Under Fire was destroyed in a blaze on September 7 last year while operating in Yeppoon.

Helen and her daughter, Fiona Howard, had to start again from scratch.

But more than a year on and the business is thriving once again.

"It took us about three months to rebuild," Helen said.

"It was extremely difficult and took a lot of work."

While it was a hard decision for the pair to make, they decided to continue in business.

"You just have to sit down and make a decision, and that was do we close, or do we grit our teeth and rebuild?" Helen said.

A year on and Helen has no regrets - and now she's helping another local business get on its feet.

Helen is stocking gelatos from Groovy Mood Foods, which is a new business for teenager Zachary Roberts.

Helen said that while her business was back on its feet, it was great to see a new local business thrive.



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