Firefighters responded to the scene at Vent Sports Lounge on Greens Road, around 4:45 a.m. The fire was maintained and controlled at about 6:45 a.m.
The overpass nearby the building was closed due to visibility issues but has since been reopened.
It is unclear whether it was in restaurant was operating at the time. Plywood appeared to have been placed over at least one door or window.
After the fire was put out, there were issues making sure that the gas was turned off. Centerpoint is investigating.
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