West Main Street in downtown Salem blocked off as crews address smoke coming from restaurant building

West Main Street in downtown Salem is currently blocked off as crews respond to a small fire at West Salem Barbecue. (WSLS 10)

SALEM, Va. – West Main Street in downtown Salem is currently blocked off as fire crews respond to West Salem Barbecue.

The people who live in the lofts above the restaurant were also evacuated as firefighters addressed smoke coming from the building.

At about 11:30 a.m., the restaurant made a Facebook post stating that the restaurant will not be open until 4 p.m. on Friday rather than its regular hours. A few hours later, its revised the post stating that the restaurant will remain closed on Friday and reopen Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

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