Northwest Side restaurant damaged by fire, fire officials say

Fire was called in around 3 a.m. at Lee’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in 7200 block of Wurzbach Road

SAN ANTONIO – A restaurant’s kitchen fryers are mostly likely the cause of a fire at a Northwest Side restaurant early Tuesday morning.

The fire was called in around 3 a.m. at Lee’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in the 7200 block of Wurzbach Road, not far from Babcock Road in the Medical Center area.

Firefighters said when they arrived, they found heavy smoke coming through the vent hood on the roof of the restaurant.

Fire crews were able to put the fire out quickly and contain it to the hood and part of the kitchen.

A battalion chief says the restaurant’s kitchen fryers is likely where the fire started.

The restaurant does have smoke damage and won’t be able to open until the smoke is cleared out.

Damage to the restaurant is estimated at just under $10,000.

There were no reports of injuries.


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