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Fire breaks out in new Pasadena restaurant

A fire broke out Friday at a newly opened Pasadena restaurant just as workers were gearing up for the lunch rush.

July 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A fire broke Friday at a newly opened Pasadena restaurant. Plate 38, which opened just last week at the northwest corner of Colorado and Sierra Madre boulevards, was fully engulfed in flames when Pasadena fire personnel arrived shortly after 11 a.m.Customers and staff were evacuated safely. One firefighter was hospitalized with heat-related symptoms, but officials said all employees and customers made it out safely with no reported injuries.

Fire crews from South Pasadena, Arcadia and Glendale assisted Pasadena firefighters in battling the two-alarm blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.