UPDATE: Both Taft Highway and Hollister Road are now open.
ORIGINAL STORY: Authorities have closed Taft Highway on Signal Mountain where several fire companies have responded to the scene of a fire that was reported by a passing motorist about 6:30 a.m. Monday.
The motorist saw heavy smoke coming from Patron Mexican Grill, according to a statement issued by Hamilton County Emergency Services. When Walden's Ridge Emergency Services first got to the restaurant there was fire coming through the roof.
Additional companies from Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Chattanooga, Dallas Bay, and Hamilton County Marine and Rescue are among the responders so far.
No injuries were reported, officials said, but Hamilton County EMS was on the scene for any potential injuries to firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Hamilton County Fire Investigation Task Force, officials said.
Fire officials have asked the public to stay away from the area.