A fire occurred around 2 a.m. at the iconic Dearman’s Soda Shop. No injuries have been reported, and authorities said there was no foul play. There is significant smoke and heat damage to the restaurant.
The fire started in a storage room in the back of the restaurant, beside the kitchen. It was contained to that area and the roof, Baton Rouge Fire Department told The Advocate. Several other stores close to Dearman’s in Bocage Village Shopping Center received smoke damage as well.
BRFD said the fire was under control at 3:08 a.m. The cause of the fire is undetermined at the moment.