A fire at an Anchorage sushi restaurant closed the business for the next few months.
The Anchorage Fire Department received a call that smoke was coming from the rear of Sushi Garden on Huffman Road at about 2 a.m on Sunday.
When crews arrived, there was heavy smoke inside the building and a fire in the kitchen. The fire was contained in the kitchen, but the building received heavy smoke damage.
Restaurant owner Daniel Blair said the building will take four to six months to rebuild. The building needs a new roof and all new equipment, but Blair expects insurance will take care of a lot of the costs. He said he plans to reopen as soon as repairs are made.
The AFD reported the damage as $235,000.
“It's going to be pretty slow, it's going to be pretty tough, but we'll make it through,” Blair said.
No one was inside the building when the fire occurred, and the fire department is continuing to investigate its cause.