Fire tore through the kitchen at chef Tim Love’s renowned flagship Fort Worth, Texas, restaurant Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Tuesday morning, and the Star-Telegram is reporting that the restaurant could be closed for two months as it’s rebuilt.
The iconic restaurant, which opened in 2000 in the Fort Worth Stockyards, sustained heavy smoke damage in the dining room, and the fire was contained at the back of the restaurant, where a deck overlooks a creek. The fire was first reported at about 6:30 a.m., and it reportedly took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish it. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, and no injuries were reported.
NBC is reporting that the fire started near the kitchen, and damages to the restaurant total about $30,000. Love thanked his supporters via Twitter, adding, "We will reopen stronger!"
While Lonesome Dove is Love’s flagship restaurant, he also runs two additional restaurants in the Stockyards, Queenie’s Steakhouse in Denton, and the popular Woodshed Smokehouse, also in Fort Worth.