Fire on Front Street

Penticton firefighters fought a blaze at the Ginza Restaurant on Front Street this afternoon, May 28, 2017.
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PENTICTON - Penticton firefighters spent a hot afternoon battling a fire on Front Street today.

Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Chris Forester said in a release Sunday evening, May 28, firefighters were called to the Ginza Japanese Restaurant on Front Street for a structure fire.

The fire started in the kitchen area and caused a considerable amount of fire and smoke damage.

The restaurant was closed when the fire broke out.

Forester says the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Firefighters managed to contain the fire to the restaurant. No injuries were reported.

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