DALLAS -- A fire at the Dallas Chop House in the Comerica Bank building downtown brought a large response from Dallas Fire-Rescue Tuesday afternoon.
According to a DFR spokesman, a kitchen fire went up inside a vent at the restaurant in the 1700 block of Main St. and caused heavy smoke to billow out of the vent briefly. At one point, the fire reached three alarms.
Four floors of the building were evacuated as a precaution after employees reported smelling smoke.
The fire was under control by 3:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Nafees Alam, a vice president of DRG Concepts (the parent company of Dallas Chop House), released a statement Tuesday afternoon that said the fire was concentrated in the kitchen and will be 'repaired immediately.'
Alam said they hope the restaurant aims to reopen by 'Sept. 1, if not sooner.'
Instagram user Brad Wimpee posted this video from the scene: