[Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as new information becomes available.]
In the early morning hours of Oct. 2, officials from the Metro West Fire Protection District were called to the scene of a two-alarm fire at Letty Lou’s Café, 17209 New College Ave. in Wildwood. Firefighters responded to the alarm at about 5:15 a.m. and the fire was under control by 6:30 a.m.
The fire is believed to have started in a rear, interior part of the restaurant in or near the kitchen area. The fire was then vented to the restaurant’s rooftop.
According to Metro West Public Information Officer Mike Thiemann, the fire is believed to be accidental, but the exact cause is still being investigated and has yet to be determined.
Fire damage inside the restaurant extends from the kitchen to the ceiling and up into the parapet area. Thiemann reported extensive smoke and water damage inside the restaurant. There was also smoke damage to the adjacent property located to the north of the restaurant.
No one was inside the restaurant at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported.