Firefighters knock down blaze at Raleigh's Hibernian Pub
Posted September 26, 2013
Updated September 27, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Fire crews on Thursday night battled a second blaze in less than a year at the Hibernian Pub and Restaurant on Raleigh's Glenwood South.
The popular downtown bar was destroyed by fire in December 2012. Rebuilding began in July, and the pub has not yet reopened for business.
Thursday's blaze started in the roof area, investigators said. A fire crew driving by the restaurant noticed smoke coming from the roof and stopped to extinguish the small fire.
It's unclear if Thursday's fire will delay work to reopen the popular restaurant.
Work was previously scheduled to be finished by Christmas – almost a year to the day that a grease fire in the kitchen sparked the Dec. 26 blaze – and the new Hibernian will feature a two-story layout and rooftop bar.