Fire breaks out at La Residence in Chapel Hill

Photo by Derrick Lewis/CBS North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – Emergency crews from Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro responded to a fire at La Residence, a restaurant and bar in Chapel Hill, Orange County Emergency Communications confirmed.

The fire was called in around 6 a.m. Sunday at the restaurant located at 202 W. Rosemary St. Emergency officials reported smoke and flames showing from the middle of the building.

La Residence has been in the news often over the last year after the establishment was implicated in a triple-fatal wreck that occurred on Interstate 85 in Orange County on July 19, 2015. La Residence had its alcohol license suspended after it was determined that Chandler Kania, who was 20 at the time, illegally drank at the bar before getting in his Jeep and driving the wrong way on I-85 where he crashed head-on into a car and killed three of the four people inside.

CBS North Carolina has a crew headed to the scene and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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