73
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      Fire breaks out at a Columbia restaurant

      The Columbia Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at 3412 Grindstone Parkway Thursday night around 7:30.

      The Columbia Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at 3412 Grindstone Parkway Thursday night around 7:30.

      Fire crews arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the roof directly above Jose Jalapenos.

      The fire department used an aerial device with an elevated water stream and got the fire under control in less than ten minutes.

      Fire crews stayed for an extra hour to overhaul the roof and look for hot spots.

      Assistant Fire Marshal Jim Pasley investigated the incident and determined the fire started from roofing material that was stacked on top of the roof.

      Earlier that day roof repair work had been done.

      A propane tank was also involved in fueling the fire.

      The cause is still under investigation and damage is estimated at around $7,000.

      No one was injuries were reported