GAITHERSBURG, Md. - More than 100 firefighters responded to battle a restaurant fire in Gaithersburg, officials say.
The two-alarm fire broke out Tuesday at around 6:30 p.m. at Sardi’s Pollo a la Brasa in the 400 block of North Frederick Avenue (Route 355).
Update - 2nd Alarm Sardis Pollo a La Brasa, 400blk N Frederick Av, G burg, 1+sty commercial restaurant, fire in ductwork, extended through roof, ~85 FFs on scene pic.twitter.com/THcsVz816o— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 21, 2018
Update ~630p 11/20 1st arriving crews from FS708 encountered heavy smoke coming from roof, moment later fire broke thru roof, a Task Force was requested & dispatched, & shortly thereafter 2nd Alarm was requested, fire extended along duct work & thru roof, no injuries pic.twitter.com/yaMy4iDqbw— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 21, 2018
Video posted on Twitter by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer showed flames and heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building. The fire extended along the duct work and through the roof, Piringer says.
All customers and staff members were evacuated from the building. One firefighter suffered minor injuries, according to fire officials.
Several lanes of North Frederick Avenue were blocked off in the area as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.
Traffic Advisory - SB N Frederick Av btwn Rt124 Montgomery Village Av & Chesnut St, ALL LANES BLOCKED NB; NB some lanes blocked pic.twitter.com/eMQDJLblny— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 21, 2018