High Point, NC -- A restaurant in High Point is closed until further notice because of a fire that was discovered by a police officer Tuesday morning.
Capt. Denita Lynch with High Point Fire Department tells WFMY News 2 they received a call shortly before 9 am from a High Point officer who saw smoke coming from the back of Wilks Skillet Soul Food Restaurant.
When firefighters arrived, Lynch said smoke and flames were coming from the building. Fire crews were able to control the fire in about 30 minutes, but the restaurant suffered extensive damage.
The preliminary cause appears to be accidental, Lynch said, but investigators haven't been able to access the building to try and pinpoint an exact cause.
Wilks Skillet Soul Food Restaurant is located at 1122 E. Lexington Ave.