A NEW Taco Bell restaurant in Oldbury has been hit by a fire.

Firefighters were called to the Mexican-themed restaurant on Oldbury Green Retail Park in the early hours of this morning (Monday January 8).

The eatery only opened on Monday December 11 at the former Carphone Warehouse unit.

It will be closed while it is repaired and is expected to reopen in the coming weeks, Taco Bell said.

The blaze started in the kitchen of the restaurant at the retail park on Oldbury Ringway.

West Midlands Fire Service said the alarm was raised at 12.44am. It tweeted about the incident.

Crews from Oldbury, Tipton, Smethwick and West Bromwich were sent to the scene.

The blaze, which was confined to the kitchen, was ruled as accidental.

Crews have now left the scene.

The fire, which was confined to the kitchen, caused 10 per cent damage to the room. Fifty per cent has also been affected by smoke.

A spokesperson for Taco Bell said: "We can confirm that a fire broke out at the Taco Bell restaurant in Oldbury, during the early hours of Monday morning.  

"There were no injuries, and we are working with the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the fire.

"We look forward to reopening the restaurant in the coming weeks."