CAMPBELL (CBS SF) — An early-morning fire at a shuttered former restaurant was contained Sunday by the Santa Clara County Fire Department and the cause is now under investigation.

Campbell Firefighters

Firefighters battle early-morning blaze at Elephant Bar in Campbell

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The fire was reported about 3:48 a.m. at 499 East Hamilton Ave. near Almarida Drive, a vacant building that had previously been the Elephant Bar Restaurant.

Heavy smoke and flames were visible when crews arrived, but entry to the building was limited by metal plates covering doors and windows, the department said.

The fire was controlled around 4:20 a.m.

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Elephant Bar Fire

Firefighters battle blaze at Elephant Bar in Campbell March 15, 2020

No firefighters were injured and an initial search of accessible areas failed to turn up anyone inside.

The department noted that the building had sustained damage in a fire last October attributed to homeless people seeking shelter.

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