Crews battle fire at iconic Melrose Diner in South Philadelphia on Snyder Avenue

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“We are working to reopen as quickly and safely as possible,” Melrose Diner said Monday.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating what started a small fire at the legendary Melrose Diner in South Philadelphia.

The call came in at about 7:25 p.m. about a fire at the diner at 16th Street and Snyder Ave.

Firefighters noticed heavy smoke coming from the roof. The fire in the kitchen was quickly brought under control.

Melrose Diner released this statement about the fire:

“To our loyal customers & Community: We experienced a small fire on the roof this morning. A special thanks to the men and women of the Philadelphia Fire Department for a great job this morning. We are working to reopen as quickly and safely as possible. We will release more information as it becomes available.”

In 2019, the diner caught fire. It reopened six weeks later.

Owner Michael Petrogiannis said the 2019 fire damage was extensive and the ceiling needed a complete redo.

The extent of the damage from Monday’s fire was not immediately clear.

Authorities are still investigating the cause.

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