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Santa Barbara sushi restaurant closed after early morning fire

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sushi Tyme in Santa Barbara's Paseo Nuevo was closed Thursday after an early morning structure fire.

Around 2:41 a.m., Santa Barbara City firefighters responded to fire alarms ringing on the 800 block of State Street.

There, they found the small eatery filled with smoke and the sprinklers activated.

Crews said they forced the front door open and began an aggressive attack on the fire, ultimately extinguishing it in the kitchen of the restaurant.

Firefighters said the building's sprinklers had helped keep the fire from spreading to the rest of the structure.

Crews remained on scene for a couple more hours to help clean up water and smoke damages.

No injuries were reported.

The fire investigator determined that the fire was accidental in nature. Damages to the building were estimated at about $40,000 dollars.

Sushi Tyme will remain closed until repairs can be made.

Santa Barbara - South County
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