First responders from the Destin Fire Control District and the South Walton Fire District responded to a "structure fire" at Jim 'N Nicks restaurant this morning.
When The Log arrived on scene, the restaurant had already been evacuated and firefighters were on the building's roof using a chainsaw to access portions of the interior. Smoke was visible where they were working.
Fire Chief Kevin Sasser from the Destin Fire Control District told The Log that the incident may have been caused by a backed-up vent in the kitchen. The fire was extinguished before noon and responders were still on scene clearing the building.
The restaurant's general manager said he planned on re-opening after first responders wrapped up their investigation. There were no injuries.