The three-alarm fire broke out around 9:15 a.m. at 140 Mitchell St. in a building that houses Michon's Smokehouse. The building is a one-story structure between two four- to five-story buildings.
Around 10 a.m., firefighters "utilized a defensive strategy ... due to water, heat and fire damage to the structure," said Capt. Jolyon Bundrige, fire department spokesman. By 11 a.m., the fire was largely contained and firefighters were hosing down hot spots inside the building.