St. James diner closes for repairs after fire damages building

The owner of the Olympia Diner in Winnipeg tells CBC News no one was injured in a fire that started at the restaurant early Tuesday morning.

No one injured in blaze, owner of Olympia Diner says

The Olympia Diner is closed for repairs after a fire damaged part of the building. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

A fire gave a local restaurant owner a scare when it went up in flames in Winnipeg early Tuesday morning.

A section of a wall at the Olympia Restaurant, located at the corner of Portage Avenue and Vimy Road, caught fire just after 5 a.m. CT, Winnipeg fire officials said.

The owner of the diner told CBC News an electrical fire in a bathroom wall triggered an alarm system in the restaurant.

A wall was damaged during a fire at the Olympia Diner Tuesday morning. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

The kitchen wasn't damaged but an outside patio area of the building was burned in the blaze.

No one was injured but the restaurant will be closed for a time for building repairs, the owner said.

The restaurant has been open for at least 40 years.

Emergency crews have not provided a damage estimate or what caused the fire.