O'HARE — An electrical fire devastated Umami Sushi on the Far Northwest Side, leaving one person seriously hurt early Sunday morning, officials said.
The fire started in the kitchen of the restaurant at 4626 N. Cumberland Ave. around 5:30 a.m., according to Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department.
Emergency responders brought a person on scene to Resurrection Medical Center, where the person was listed in serious condition, Langford said.
The next-door La Taquiza Grill, 4628 N. Cumberland Ave., was also closed on Wednesday due to fire damage.
An employee of a neighboring business called 911 Sunday morning after noticing smoke billowing from the Japanese restaurant, according to Olivia Siemionka, a beautician at Zig Zag Hair & Makeup Studio, 4636 N. Cumberland Ave.
Zig Zag had to close for two days to clean up smoke damage sustained in the fire, but the salon reopened on Wednesday, Siemionka said.