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Ella Dining Room & Bar closed following morning fire in downtown Sacramento

The fire broke out in the restaurant's kitchen hood ventilation system just before 9:30 a.m. Saturday, officials say.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Saturday morning structure fire blocks away from the state's capitol damaged a downtown Sacramento restaurant, officials with the Sacramento Fire Department say. 

Before 9:30 a.m. Saturday, a fire was reported in the kitchen hood ventilation system on the first floor of a building in the 1000 block of 12th Street. 

ABC10 reached out to an employee connected to the Selland Family restaurants that confirmed that Ella Dining Room & Bar is closed. Sacramento Fire Department also confirmed that the business was impacted by the fire.

The fire spread from the ventilation system to the roof of the building causing evacuations, fire officials say.

No injuries were reported in the firefight and tenants of the building were allowed back inside soon after, according to a tweet by the Sacramento Fire Department.

The morning fire also led to delays in Sacramento's light rail system. 

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