[May 28, 2014]LINCOLN - On Monday night a fire broke
out in the Chopsticks Restaurant on Woodlawn. The
building was heavily damaged as well as a vacant store front to the
east of the building. Below is the official report issued by
the City of Lincoln Fire Department.
On May 26th, 2014 the Lincoln Fire Department responded to a
structure fire at 533 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln Ill.
Lincoln Rural Fire Units arrived on the scene first and encountered
smoke and flames at the side door and also at a side window. Lincoln
Fire and Lincoln Rural entry teams quickly made entry and discovered
fire in the ceiling and in the floor joists to the second floor.
Lincoln Firefighters along with several other departments battled
the blaze for several hours finally bringing the fire under control.
All fire units cleared at 2:20 a.m. Investigators from the Lincoln
Fire Department remained on the scene.
There was a family of five that lived in the building above the
restaurant at the time of the fire. The family operates the
restaurant that caught fire below. There were four family members at
home at the time. They were all able to leave the building safely.
The Red Cross is assisting the family.
There were no injuries reported
The damage to the structure and property was approximately $300,000.