East Fork firefighters responded to a fire at Saletti’s Restaurant and Bar in Minden on June 24.
The northbound lanes of Highway 395 were closed for about 20 minutes as smoke poured from the back of the building.
The fire was occurred in a trash bin where someone had put wood chips that had been used in a smoking process.
Patrons and employees evacuated the restaurant while the fire was extinguished.
The restaurant was otherwise undamaged and is open.