A new restaurant on Devine Street caught fire, causing it to close for the remainder of the day.
Columbia firefighters extinguished a fire inside of Tallulah restaurant, 2400 Devine St, Friday morning.
The restaurant described it as a “mini fire” and said it would close Friday an reopen Saturday.
Smoke was initially reported in the structure, according to Columbia Fire Department.
First responders blocked off traffic on that section of Devine Street for a short time.
Columbia Fire Department reported the fire was in the vicinity of a hot water heater and “ventilation operations are under way.”
Tallulah officially opened for business Jan. 12.