Tobacco Company Restaurant to remain closed ‘until further notice’

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond fire crews have marked a fire at the Tobacco Company restaurant in Richmond’s downtown under control.

Crews were called to the scene at 1201 East Cary Street around 10 a.m. to find fire coming from the popular restaurant’s roof.

A restaurant employee was treated for smoke inhalation, but officials said that they were able to go back to work without a problem.

A third alarm was called for more backup at around 11:30 a.m., not because of fire, but due to the heat. Officials said they are trying to avoid over exerting any of their personnel.

Crews had the fire out by noon.

Officials are saying that they believe the fire started in the kitchen area, but have not provided other details about the cause at this time.

The Tobacco Company Management offered a statement on social media about the incident Saturday:

Image courtesy of Tobacco Company’s Facebook page.

The extent of the damage is unclear at this time. It is also unclear when and if the restaurant has plans to reopen.

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