Boutte restaurant destroyed after on fire for hours
BOUTTE – The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a fire that destroyed a restaurant in Boutte, LA. Crews from four fire departments were on the scene late Monday night trying to tame the fire, according to Captain Pat Yoes of the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office.
The restaurant was that caught fire was Zydeco’s Cajun Restaurant off of US-90.
Traffic slowed as drivers were directed to one lane for several hours.
Fire fighters said the fire started around 5 p.m. on Monday and were still trying to put out hot spots around 11 p.m.
Officials eventually had to tear down the building to get the flames extinguished.
The restaurant was not opened at the time the fire broke out. The cause of the fire is not yet known and still under investigation.