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Fire Breaks Out At Parc Restaurant In Detroit's Campus Martius Park

The fire was started by an issue with a wood-fire grill.

July 16, 2019 - 4:54 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) -- Fire crews were called to the scene of a fire at a restaurant in downtown Detroit Tuesday afternoon.

Photos and videos posted to Twitter showed the Parc restaurant, located on the west side of Campus Martius Park, on fire as multiple fire trucks were in the area.

Deputy Commissioner Dave Fornell told WWJ the fire was contained to the ceiling of the building and it was put out, though there was residual smoke still in the area.

Fornell said the fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. and crews were finishing up at the scene around 5 p.m.

There were no injuries reported.

The fire started when a piece of wood from the wood-fire grill fell into the hood vent in the kitchen.

Parc owner Zaid Elia told WWJ's Jon Hewett the fire looked a lot worse than it turned out to be.

"Our staff was attentive, they were properly trained if a fire were to happen," Elia said. "We have a fire safety plan, which by instinct took into place and everyone moved about properly and exited the premises. Luckily for us, there was no damage to the building."