Dozens of fire units respond to Chris Madrid's burger restaurant; cause unknown

Fire crews had trouble reaching the flames in a small area by the attic, but fire fighters worked quickly to break through the roof to put out the flames.

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Fire Department was able to put out a fire at a popular burger joint early Sunday morning.

Dozens of firefighters responded around 11:15 a.m. to very popular San Antonio burger spot Chris Madrid’s. The restaurant was closed at the time and thankfully no one was hurt.

A SAFD spokesman said a total of 26 units responded. Fire crews had trouble reaching the flames in a small area by the attic but worked quickly to break through the roof to put out the flames.

"Crews did a great job today of containing that fire which could have spread throughout the building rather easily. So, another good job keeping our guys safe and saving the majority of that building - an establishment that we all love here in San Antonio,” Woody Woodward of SAFD said.

“It's kind of a sad day but it looks like most of the restaurant is intact and it appears that the damage was not as significant as it could have been," Woodward said.

Arson investigators are now looking into what started the fire. There's no estimate on the damages just yet.

UPDATE: In an open letter on Facebook, new owner Richard Peacock stated that they are unsure when the restaurant would reopen, but they had drafted a plan to hopefully reopen in at least a few weeks. 

Read the full Facebook post below:

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