Popular Boutte restaurant goes up in flames

Zydeco restaurant fire closes Hwy. 90

BOUTTE, LA (WVUE) - A popular Boutte restaurant was engulfed in flames Monday.

The fire broke out at about 5 p.m. at Zydeco's restaurant at 13228 Highway 90, closing both sides of the highway. The restaurant was closed when the fire began, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Patrick Yoes.

As of 8:30 p.m. the fire was contained but still active.

"One of the issues with the building, it's been built in the early 80s, it's been added onto several times, and there's been several multiple roofs that have been placed on top of each roof," said St. Charles Fire Chief Craig Petit. "So the roof layers is what is causing us the problem now trying to get everything extinguished. Apparently, that's what's causing us not to be able to get to the direct part of the fire."

The two lanes of Highway 90 on the opposite side of the street are being opened with one lane going each way. Previously, drivers going westbound had been diverted to Martin Ave. to get on LA 18, and drivers going eastbound were being diverted to I-310.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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