PICTURES: Firefighters battle fire at the Pine Garden Chinese restaurant in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Firefighters battled a fire at a southwest Springfield restaurant Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the Pine Garden restaurant at 1725 W Sunshine St, around 4:30 p.m. The restaurant serves Chinese food.

Firefighters arrived to smoke coming out of the roof. They then found fire inside one of the walls. The fire damaged that wall and part of the dining area. The owners had the dining room closed off because of construction.

All of the employees escaped.