Updated Aug. 10, 7:05 p.m.: The Chapel Hill Fire Department's investigation into the cause of the fire confirmed that it started on the roof due to work being done there at the time. They also found the fire was accidental.
Updated 10:29 a.m.: West Franklin Street has fully reopened to traffic, and crews have cleared from the scene.
An investigation into the fire is ongoing, and a meeting between the Town and local business leaders to discuss how to best support the affected businesses and their staff members is scheduled for 2 p.m. today.
Updated 10:09 p.m.: The eastbound lane of West Franklin Street near the fire reopened around 9:30 p.m., but the eastbound lane will remain closed overnight.
The Town and local business leaders will meet tomorrow to discuss how to best support the affected businesses and their staff members.
Updated 6:26 p.m.: About three hours after the initial call, the Chapel Hill Fire Department — along with several other fire departments from both Orange and Chatham counties — has successfully contained the fire at Mediterranean Deli. No injuries, besides the firefighter who was cut but not seriously injured, have been reported.