Fire damages inside of Asian restaurant in Johnston


JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — When crews arrived to a call at Hei Place in Johnston Wednesday morning, smoke was billowing from the restaurant.

According to a chief on scene, firefighters had to break a window to get inside and while the two-alarm fire was contained to the restaurant, he said there is smoke damage in other businesses in Johnston Plaza.

The chief said no one was in the building at the time and no one was hurt.

The state fire marshal was on scene assisting with the investigation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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