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Dallas Chop House Kitchen Sparks 3-Alarm Fire

Update 5 p.m.: The fire is out. No one was hurt but Main Street is still closed, causing traffic delays in and out of downtown.

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Dallas Fire-Rescue is battling a 3-alarm fire inside the Comerica Bank Tower building in downtown Dallas.

An employee of the Dallas Chop House, which is inside the tower, says the fire started in the kitchen. The kitchen is on the first level of the restaurant with an open/window view to the main dining area.

The restaurant employee says they evacuated the restaurant and no one was hurt.

The Vice President of DRG Concepts (the parent company of Dallas Chop House), Nafees Alam released the following statement:

Everyone is safe and sound. We are grateful to the Dallas Fire Department for their service. The damage from the kitchen fire is concentrated in the kitchen and, of course, will be repaired immediately. Our goal is to have Dallas Chop House open to serve guests by September 1, if not sooner. We are grateful to everyone for their interest and for their good wishes as we make these repairs and get all of our employees back to serving guests.

Main Street was shut down while crews were on the scene.

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