Barbecue restaurant closed following structure fire

NORTH SHELBY – The Inverness area Full Moon Bar-B-Que restaurant is closed following a structure fire on Monday, May 7.

Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District and the Birmingham Fire Department responded to the scene of the fire at about 5:20 a.m. on May 7, according to Grant Wilkinson, public information officer for CVFD.

The restaurant is located at 4635 U.S. 280.

“We had multiple calls to 911, and when we arrived we did find a large fire in the kitchen area,” Wilkinson said.

The fire was contained to the kitchen area, Wilkinson said, though the attic above the kitchen was also damaged.

The blaze was extinguished in about 20 minutes, Wilkinson said, and then an investigation into its cause began.

Restaurant staff members were at the restaurant at the time of the fire and reported it to authorities, but there were no injuries during the incident.

The restaurant could be closed for weeks as renovations are completed and then the facility then undergoes a health department inspection.