Columbus Firefighters were called to Ruth Ann's Family Restaurant on Veterans Parkway in Columbus about 6:30 p.m. this evening.
When they arrived from Station One located about a block away from the business, flames were coming out of the roof and smoke was billowing from the building. There is substantial damage to the roof of the building as well as the kitchen, where the blaze began, said Station One Battalion Chief Keith Watson.
There are currently four fire trucks at the scene. An ambulance was called as well, but it was eventually pulled back because the restaurant was closed when it caught fire and no one was inside.
Columbus police set up a road block on Veterans Parkway from 11th Street to 9th Street and along 10th Street going both ways.