Firefighters battle flames at Korean restaurant on Northeast Side

Fire was called in around 4:20 a.m. in 2100 block of Austin Highway

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters worked to put out a fire inside a Korean restaurant on the city’s Northeast Side early Friday morning.

The fire was called in around 4:20 a.m. at the Arirang Korean restaurant in the 2100 block of Austin Highway, not far from Lanark Drive and Krueger Middle School.

A fire captain with the San Antonio Fire Department says the fire appears to be accidental, as it looks like a burner was left on. The fire was contained to a vent area and was knocked down quickly. The restaurant was closed, so there were no reported injuries.

The SAFD said the restaurant has some smoke damage. It is unclear when the restaurant can reopen.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 10 units answered the call.

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