St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) and the City of St. Augustine Fire Departmentresponded to a reported commercial structure fire in the 2400 block of US1 South at Ned’s Southside Kitchen at approximately 5:00am Friday. Upon arrival crews reported heavy smoke showing from the eaves and the exhaust fan of the building. Firefighters established a water supply, made entry into the structure and began interior firefighting operations. The fire was brought under control in approximately 15 minutes limiting fire damage to the building. Apparatus responding included: three Engines, two Ladder trucks, one Heavy Rescue, one Tanker, one Rescue and two Battalion Chiefs.
The cause of the fire will be under investigation by SJCFR and the State Fire Marshals Office. There were no civilian injuries reported during the incident, but one firefighter was treated for minor injuries sustained during firefighting operations.