Replace on 9/24/21: We’re instructed that Dama is again open “with regular operations.”
Earlier: Firefighters are investigating a attainable kitchen fireplace at Dama Pastry and Restaurant on Columbia Pike.
Models arrived on scene on the long-time Ethiopian eatery at 1503 Columbia Pike and located heavy smoke inside, which was billowing out of the constructing.
Kitchen workers instructed firefighters that the smoke was brought on by a hearth on the range, which they put out utilizing fireplace extinguishers, in keeping with scanner visitors. No energetic fireplace was discovered by the point firefighters arrived; items at the moment are being put again into service whereas others work to ventilate remaining smoke from the construction.
Columbia Pike is briefly blocked between the Sheraton resort and the Air Pressure Memorial as a result of emergency response.
There’s no phrase but on how lengthy Dama may be closed after the hearth. Usually, the native well being division should approve the reopening after a hearth.
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— Dave Statter (@STATter911) September 23, 2021