Roof fire damages restaurant in Merrillville; no one injured

2014-03-28T17:25:00Z 2014-03-29T01:26:07Z Roof fire damages restaurant in Merrillville; no one injuredTimes Staff
March 28, 2014 5:25 pm  • 

MERRILLVILLE | The Taste of India restaurant was damaged during a Friday morning fire.

About 9:20 a.m., firefighters were sent to the eatery at 761 E. 81st Ave. after employees arriving there noticed smoke coming from the roof, Merrillville Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lilley said.

The fire was extinguished, but the restaurant sustained fire, smoke and water damage during the incident, Lilley said. Adjoining businesses also sustained water damage, he said.

The cost of the damage wasn't immediately available.

No injuries were reported.

Lilley said the department continues to investigate the cause of the fire.

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