Blue Crab Crabhouse making strides to reopen after fire

Blue Crab Crabhouse

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Blue Crab Crabhouse restaurant on Julington Creek Road said it was moving forward to reopen on Tuesday after a fire broke out on May 30.

The restaurant said a passerby reported seeing smoke coming from the restaurant -- which was closed at the time -- and called the police.

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The cause of the smoke is being attributed to a faulty piece of equipment and we are thankful that our fire suppression protocols prevented irreparable damage,” the restaurant said in a post. “The resulting damage was caused from smoke/heat and was isolated to the kitchen.”

According to a JFRD spokesperson, no injuries were reported in the fire.

A reopening date has not yet been announced.

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