A Sunday afternoon fire resulted in heavy damage to a popular restaurant in Thibodaux. Despite the damage, Alumni Grill said it will rebuild.
The Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department said that on Sunday, at 1:48 pm, it was dispatched to a fire at commercial business in the 1100 block of LA Hwy 1. The first unit arrived three minutes later at 1:51 pm and reported heavy fire and smoke showing from a rear attached structure and very heavy smoke showing from the main structure. At that time, a second alarm was called and mutual aid was requested from Lafourche Fire District 1 for additional manpower.
Firefighters attempted to make entry and encountered very heavy fire and high heat. A master stream was used to knock down the bulk of the fire. The fire was under control within 35 minutes and crews started overhaul to extinguish hot spots.
All units cleared the scene at 7:40 pm. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injures were reported by the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department.
The Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department thanked the first responders for their hard work and dedication, as well as Lafourche Fire District 1, Acadian Ambulance and Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.
In a statement on its Facebook page, Alumni Grill said, “Thank you for all for the outpouring of prayers and concerns for us and our staff. Everyone is safe and we will rebuild. The wonderful people of our community are what make Thibodaux such a great place.”