Rafael’s Italian Restaurant damaged by fire

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A longtime restaurant in Hixson has been shut down by a fire.

A passerby first noticed the flames at Rafael’s Italian Restaurant on Hixson Pike and called 911 before 11 PM.

When firefighters arrived, the flames were already coming through the roof.

They say the fire started in the kitchen.

No one was hurt.

The cause is under investigation.

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