UPDATED: Overnight Fire Damages Jade East Restaurant
Two-alarm blaze caused significant damage.
Updated: 2 p.m.
An early morning fire caused between $5,000-$10,000 damage to the Jade East Restaurant on Route 38.
The two-alarm fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. and was called in by someone at the Motel Caswell, according to Fire Chief Mike Hazel.
Firefighters arriving at the scene discovered flames coming through the roof at the front of the building.
A preliminary report filed by Fire Investigator Lt. Scott Keddie indicates the fire appears to have started as the result of an electrical problem in the ornamental facade over the front door entrance, said Hazel.
Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about a half-hour by crews from the Central. North and South Stations. Damage was confined to the facade and the roof of the building, according to Hazel.
Jade East is open for business today.