Fire in downtown Roanoke Saturday morning leaves $13,000 in damages

Authorities say no injuries were reported

Roanoke Fire and EMS investigating a fire in the Market Square area in Roanoke.

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE - Sept. 19, 2022

A fire at a restaurant in downtown Roanoke on Saturday (Sept. 17) has left about $13,000 in damages, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

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Authorities say it happened shortly before 10 a.m. at Cedar’s Lebanese Restaurant.

We’re told crews arrived to find a fire at the front of the restaurant, which was quickly extinguished by sprinklers.

According to authorities, no injuries were reported and the fire was determined to be electrical.

Cedar’s Lebanese Restaurant said that damage was only dealt to a window, and that they were still open for business as of Sept. 17.


UPDATE - Sept. 17, 2022 at 11:20 a.m.

Roanoke Firefighters said the fire started at Cedar’s Lebanese Restaurant.

They got a call shortly before 10 Saturday morning. Investigators said the sprinkler system put most of the fire out and firefighters contained the small fire.

As a precaution, firefighters have evacuated all the businesses in the same block as Cedar’s Lebanese Restaurant.

The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire and there are no injuries.


ORIGINAL STORY - Sept. 17, 2022

Roanoke Fire EMS is on scene in the Market Square area in Downtown Roanoke.

Information is limited at this time but more is expected to come later.

Firefighters are asking people to avoid the area at this time.


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