Two-alarm fire decimates Metairie’s Ground Pat’i restaurant

Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 8:58 PM CST
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METAIRIE, La. (WVUE) - A two-alarm fire decimated the Ground Pat’i restaurant in Metairie, Jefferson Parish fire officials said Monday night (Jan. 23).

Parish officials said the fire at the popular eatery at 3124 David Dr., at Veterans Boulevard, first was reported around 7:05 p.m. A second alarm was sounded at 7:13 p.m. as first responders reported significant property loss at the scene.

A two-alarm fire raged Monday night (Jan. 23) at the Ground Pat'i restaurant in Metairie,...
A two-alarm fire raged Monday night (Jan. 23) at the Ground Pat'i restaurant in Metairie, officials said.(Courtesy of Kourtney Zamora)

Chief Don Robertson, director of Jefferson Parish Fire Services, said no injuries were reported. The restaurant was closed on Monday when the fire broke out.

Six units carrying 35 firefighters from the Third District Fire Department were involved in the suppression effort. The Louisiana State Fire Marshal and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office will investigate the cause of the fire, Robertson said.

Fire officials said the building was deemed a total loss. Two longtime employees of the restaurant said they had spoken with the restaurant’s owners, who expressed their hope to rebuild and reopen the bar and grill in a little over a year.

Dang Ground Pati 😞

Posted by Kourtney Zamora on Monday, January 23, 2023

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