by Luke Tsai
Chez Panisse was damaged by a fire early this morning, with witnesses calling 911 to report the initial blaze shortly after 3 a.m., as reported by Eater National.
It's too early to tell the extent of the damage, though Fire Department Battalion Chief Avery Webb told NBC Bay Area that it "didn't look too bad, there's not even that much smoke damage." Webb said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the fire.
Here's an early photo of the interior, from NBC's Christie Smith:
First look at damage from Chez Panisse restaurant fire. twitter.com/christies_nbc/…
— Christie Smith (@christies_nbc) March 8, 2013