No injuries in Texas Roadhouse fire

Apr 24, 2020

No injuries were reported after a large grease fire on April 24 damaged the roof of Texas Roadhouse, leaving the restaurant closed — even for take-out service — for the time being. 

According to District 3 Fire Chief Richard Arruda, fire crews responded to the 131 Faunce Corner Road restaurant at 9:25 a.m. for a reported fire on the building’s roof. 

First crews on scene encountered flames on parts of the roof where there was stove piping as well as a flash fire from one of the stoves.

“Right now, our opinion is that there was a grease fire up inside the duct and that grease fire ignited with components of the roofing system,” Arruda said.

Crews from Fire District 2 also responded to the scene out of an abundance of caution.

It took firefighters around 30 minutes to get the fire under control.

Arruda said there was significant damage to the roof and that the building would have to be shut down for some time.

“They’ve got a lot of work they can do before they reopen,” he said.

Several restaurant workers were evacuated from the building during the incident.

There were no injuries reported, Arruda said.