The old Hungry Fisherman restaurant in East Ridge was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day.
At approximately 3:29 a.m., the East Ridge Fire and Police were dispatched to 6715 Ringgold Road on a reported commercial fire. Upon arrival Fire and Police units found a vacant structure totally involved with fire.
The building had been a restaurant in past years located behind the East Ridge Flea Market. Fire department crews made a defense attack and extinguished the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Units responding included East Ridge Fire, East Ridge Police, Memorial Ambulance, and Hamilton County Rescue for rehab.
The restaurant at one time was Trips Seafood.