Fire at popular restaurant ‘was arson’

A popular Stockholm bar and restaurant was completely gutted by fire on Sunday night. Police suspect arson.

Police and firefighters arrived at the Grill restaurant on Drottninggatan after a burglar alarm was set off. They arrived to find the restaurant ablaze.

“We are treating it as arson. Two people were seen running from the restaurant straight before it started burning,” said Henrik Billstam of Stockholm Police.

The restaurant was closed when the fire broke out and nobody was injured. The fire was reported to be under control early on Monday. The area around the restaurant is mainly occupied by offices, of which a number were reported to have sustained smoke damage.