Officials: Accidental fire causes $15k in damage at Longhorn Steakhouse in Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- The Roanoke Fire Department responded to a fire at Longhorn Steakhouse at Valley View Mall Wednesday afternoon.

They said they responded at around 4:38 p.m. to the fire which was in the back loading dock area.

According to fire officials, the fire was ruled accidental and was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.

Longhorne has since reopened once the sprinkler system was back online.

They said damage estimates are approximately $15,000.

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