Firefighters called to Victoria restaurant for fajita smoke

Victoria firefighters were called to Frances Marie's, 2505 Houston Highway, Wednesday morning where smoke was reported.

Victoria firefighters were called to a Mexican restaurant Wednesday morning after smoke was reported.

“Smells like fajitas,” said Assistant Fire Chief Shannon Martin, who was directing firefighters outside.

Firefighters and at least two fire engines were called at 9:07 a.m. to Frances Marie’s restaurant, 2505 Houston Highway, after a passerby reported smoke escaping a rooftop vent.

Restaurant representatives confirmed Martin’s nose, saying the employees were grilling fajita meat in preparation for a busy day.

Any fire was confined to the restaurant’s grill, and no flames, damage or injuries were reported, Martin said.

Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached or 361-580-6515.

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Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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