Fire damages Treats restaurant

Fire crews and CUC workers respond to a fire at Treats Restaurant in West Shore Center on Tuesday night. - PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY

A fire Tuesday evening damaged Treats restaurant in the West Shore Center on West Bay Road. No one was injured in the blaze.

The restaurant was closed when the fire started and a person at a neighboring business called the Fire Service after seeing smoke coming from the building in the back of the plaza, according to the restaurant’s owners.

Employees and owners of Treats milled around outside Wednesday morning as the Fire Service cleaned up the scene and tried to determine what caused the fire.

Speaking outside of the restaurant Wednesday, Abdul Hamid, a partner in the restaurant, said he is “getting good responses from our landlord and our customers.”

“We will do everything possible to reopen,” he said.

The smell of the fire, burning plastic and building materials hung in the shopping center Wednesday morning. Firefighters helped the owners recover a computer and other items from inside the damaged restaurant.

Raj Kumar, another one of the owners, said Wednesday, “We will come back.”

The business employs 15 people, he said.

“We will see what is the best we can do for them. We can do our best for our employees,” Mr. Hamid said.

On the scene Tuesday night, firefighters were working mainly behind the building and climbed ladders to the roof to make sure the fire was completely extinguished.

The Fire Service is investigating the cause of the fire.