Fire officials continue to investigate what caused a fire Sunday at the La Residence restaurant on West Rosemary Street.
The restaurant will be closed for remodeling until further notice, according to a Facebook post.
The fire caused significant damage to the 202 W. Rosemary St. restaurant’s kitchen and residual damage to the building, officials said in a news release. A reconstruction contractor is helping to mitigate the damage, it stated.
Investigators with the Chapel Hill Fire Department and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigations are looking into the fire’s cause. Fire officials plan to release updates once more information is available.
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A Chapel Hill police officer spotted smoke and fire coming from the rear of the two-story building around 6 a.m. Sunday. Chapel Hill Fire Department units were quickly notified and on the scene within two minutes, officials said.
The first crews on the scene found heavy smoke and fire. It took five Chapel Hill fire units and a Carrboro Fire Department unit about 40 minutes to extinguish the fire. Orange County Emergency Services also responded.
There were no injuries, officials said, and no one was in the building at the time.