The Texas Roadhouse restaurant at Rushmore Mall was closed for a brief period Saturday due to a small kitchen fire.
The fire started at about 11:49 a.m. Saturday after employees finished cleaning the kitchen filters, said Capt. Steve Gilliland of the Rapid City Fire Department.
While it was being cleaned, some grease caught fire due to an unknown cause, he said.
The fire was put out with a portable fire extinguisher by management before the fire department arrived, Gilliland said.
The fire happened before the restaurant was open for business, said Sarah Reiman, a manager at the restaurant.
The kitchen hood’s fire prevention system activated about an hour after the fire and management is working to fix the problem, she said.
Reiman said the restaurant remained closed until the system was fixed. The restaurant was due to reopen at 4:30 p.m.
The fire caused no injuries or structural damage, Gilliland said.