At approximately 11:37 AM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to multiple calls reporting a fire at Luby’s Restaurant, 2695 IH 10 E.
When firefighters arrived, they found a load of towels on fire in a dryer. Employees and customers were able to evacuate the restaurant before firefighters arrived. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and confined the fire damage to the dryer. However, smoke had filled the kitchen and the restaurant was closed pending an inspection and clearance by the City Health Department. One employee had attempted to extinguish the fire and was overcome by the smoke. He was treated by Beaumont EMS and transported to Christus Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.