A fire at a TGI Friday’s in Union Square, NYC, began at around 12:13 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The New York Fire Department brought the fire under control by around 1 p.m., reports Eater.
Most of the damage from the fire impacted the façade of the restaurant, while the interior suffered from smoke damage. Five customers were safely evacuated from the restaurant and no injuries have been reported from the incident.
The cause of the fire is not yet clear, and fire marshals will investigate what sparked it, according to DNAinfo. An FDNY spokeswoman reports that flames erupted inside the restaurant, however National Restaurants Management, which runs this location, said the fire began on the sidewalk and spread to the wood siding of the building. Its statement reads, “The fire had nothing to do with restaurant operations.”
The location is set to reopen soon.
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