Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fire at Saigon Le

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Saigon Le, the beloved Midtown Vietnamese restaurant best known for lemongrass tofu and bird's nest egg rolls, caught fire on Tuesday afternoon. 

The Memphis Fire Department sent 47 firefighters and 19 pieces of equipment to the scene at 51 N. Cleveland. Lt. Wayne Cooke, MFD spokesperson, said everyone inside the building had been safely evacuated.

During rush hour around 4:30 p.m., smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the building. The staff at neighboring Friends for Life (43 N. Cleveland) were forced to evacuate.

In various media reports, the Le family, owners of Saigon Le, have stated that the fire may be a total loss for the business.

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