The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office has determined that a Friday afternoon’s fire in Bear that damaged the popular Texas Roadhouse restaurant was accidental.
Deputy fire marshals were called to investigate the blaze at the steakhouse at 250 Buckley Boulevard, near Pulaski Highway after firefighters extinguished a fire inside the occupied restaurant shortly after 3:30 p.m.
The restaurant opens to patrons at 4 p.m. on weekdays.
It was determined that the fire started inside the ventilation duct work above the kitchen. Grease ignited inside the duct work causing flame damage to the roof.
Fire damage was estimated at $80,000. There were no reported injuries. The restaurant was reopened at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.