Two-alarm fire engulfs Metairie restaurant

Ground Pat'i Fire
Photo credit Third District Volunteer Fire Department

Firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm blaze at a popular Metairie restaurant.

The Third District Volunteer Fire Department confirmed that it is battling a two-alarm fire at the Ground Pat’I on David Drive. Dispatch received the initial call just after 7 p.m. Monday. A second alarm went out nearly 10 minutes after the first.

Video recorded by witnesses shows flames rising from the building’s roof.

Other witness described the restaurant building as "burning down" to the ground.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reportedly en route to the scene.

This is a developing story.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Third District Volunteer Fire Department