Fire breaks out at popular Manhattan steakhouse

MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan (WABC) -- A popular steakhouse caught fire on Manhattan's East Side early Saturday morning.

Firefighters continued to work into daybreak on a very active scene at Smith & Wollensky on Third Avenue in Midtown East.

Investigators believe the fire started in the restaurant's pipes then spread to the rest of the building around 4 a.m. Officials say the cause of the fire was accidental and was cause by grease inside a duct.

The fire was brought under control in about 90 minutes, officials said.

No civilians or firefighters were injured.

* More Manhattan news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
Copyright © 2022 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.