UPDATE 10:30 AM Owner Pete Blohme said their first priority is to reach out to employees at Ed’s and get them working at other restaurants his group owns. He said the damage was extensive but was optimistic they’d be able to rebuild eventually.
Three pet turtles kept in the restaurant were also rescued:
UPDATE 9 AM: The Causeway is reopened after a fire that heavily damaged Ed’s Seafood Shed. The fire started sometime before 7 am. An official says two people just getting off work at another establishment saw the fire and called it in. Crews from Spanish Fort, Daphne, and Mobile responded.
No one was hurt and no one was inside at the time. It appears the fire started at the rear of the building and spread to the dining rooms.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Ed’s Seafood shed on the Causeway is on fire. According to Mobile traffic, the eastbound lane on the causeway is closed. We have a crew on scene now. We will update you when we learn more.