Built-up grease in smoker vents caused a small, overnight fire Saturday at Pecan Lodge, but the barbecue joint was up and running that morning for takeout and patio service, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue.

The fire occurred at 2:30 a.m. at the restaurant, 2702 Main St. in Deep Ellum. One person was at the restaurant preparing to smoke some meat when the flames erupted, NBC affiliate Channel 5 reported.

Fire fighters extinguished the blaze, which they believe was caused by the accumulation of grease in the smoker vents.

The fire burned the equipment and caused about $2,000 to the building, according to the news station.

No injuries were reported.


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