DANBURY — A pile of burning towels turned out to be the source of a Wednesday afternoon fire on Lake Avenue Extension.

Firefighters were called to 35 Lake Avenue Ext. shortly before 2:20 p.m., after a call came in about a fire near propane tanks on the property.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported smoke coming from the rear of the building, which houses Stanziato’s Wood Fired Pizza and El Coyote Bar & Restaurant.

They quickly learned that the smoke was coming from a pile of towels that had caught fire.

The burning pile was extinguished by the time firefighters arrived but was still smoldering at 2:21 p.m., according to dispatch reports.

Firefighters appeared to be airing out the entire building around 2:35 p.m.