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3-Alarm Fire Damages San Carlos Restaurant Supply Store

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San Carlos and Redwood City firefighters.  (CBS)

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SAN CARLOS (CBS SF) — Battling a three-alarm fire at a restaurant supply business in San Carlos early Tuesday morning was complicated by the amount of material packed in the warehouse-like building, a deputy fire chief said.

Late Tuesday morning, a fire marshal was still working to determine the cause of the blaze, which broke out at San Carlos Restaurant Supply at 929 Washington St. about 12:35 a.m., said Stan Maupin, deputy fire chief for Redwood City and San Carlos.

The fire appeared to have started in a storage area where restaurant equipment was tightly packed on shelves and over most available floor space, Maupin said.

The fire was upgraded to three alarms at 1:55 a.m., Maupin said.

A neighboring 24 Hour Fitness gym had to be evacuated and remained closed late Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control by 2:15 a.m.

No one was injured, and no neighboring structures were damaged.

The fire did not appear to be suspicious, Maupin said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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