Chez Spencer, 11-year-old French restaurant in the Mission, suffered "heavy damage" after a two-alarm fire early this morning. Laurent Katgely, owner/chef of Chez Spencer, sent out the following tweet today:

"No one was inside the restaurant, but the fire did spread to the two buildings on either side, including an apartment building," notes ABC, noting that damage is "more than $1.5 million." And, yes, as NBC Bay Area shows us, the damage looks very severe.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

[Inside Scoop]