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Harbison area restaurant set to reopen days after fire damaged building

UPDATE: Texas Roadhouse on Columbiana Drive will reopen Thursday, following the fire in the popular Harbison-area restaurant, a spokesperson said.

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A Tuesday morning blaze has damaged and shut down a Harbison-area restaurant, the Columbia Fire Department said.

A fire was reported at the Texas Roadhouse off Columbiana Drive, the fire department said on Twitter. That’s near the intersection of Lake Murray Boulevard and Interstate 26.

The fire department said it responded to the restaurant just after 10 a.m. after receiving reports of flames in the ventilation system.

No injuries were reported in the blaze, but the building was damaged, according to the tweet.

Most of the fire damage was to the interior of the restaurant, which was closed as of 11:30 a.m., fire department spokesman Mike DeSumma told The State.

The Irmo Fire Department also responded to the blaze in Texas Roadhouse’s “hood system.”

“The staff at Texas Roadhouse would like to thank all the first responders for their quick work,” a spokesperson for Texas Roadhouse said in a news release. “The restaurant received well wishes and support via phone calls, emails and Facebook messages. Texas Roadhouse is proud to be a part of this generous community.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State focused on breaking news, public safety and trending news. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.
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