Rotisserie fire closes Peking Restaurant

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Peking restaurant in Richmond's Shockoe Slip will be closed several days after a rotisserie caught fire in the kitchen, according to the Richmond Fire Department. No one was hurt in the fire and all restaurant employees were able to get of the building before firefighters arrived.

While the restaurant's sprinkler system was able to contain the fire to the basement where the kitchen is located, other parts of the East Cary Street building suffered smoke damage.

The health inspector was called to the restaurant to help determine how much food Peking to save, and how much needed to be thrown away.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Peking is located at 1302 East Cary Street, just down the street from The Tobacco Company Restaurant. A three-alarm fire damaged The Tobacco Company earlier this month.

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