Roads open after fire at vacant restaurant

August 25, 2012 3:14:04 PM PDT
Roads that were closed for several hours this morning after a fire broke out at a vacant restaurant in Walnut Creek have reopened, police and fire officials said.

A one-alarm fire at 2211 N. Main St. was reported at 4:30 a.m., a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher said. The fire was under control by 6:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported at the vacant building, the dispatcher said.

Police shut down part of North Main Street and North California Boulevard for about three hours until 10:30 a.m. once fire crews had left, police said.

The fire broke out at the former site of the restaurant La Virage. A dispatcher said the fire caused about $500,000 in damage.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


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