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Crews extinguish fire at Encinitas restaurant

Fire crews put out a two-alarm roof fire at an Encinitas restaurant today.

The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 9:15 a.m. at Zenbu, a sushi restaurant at 2801 San Elijo Ave., according to fire officials. Another restaurant, Rimel’s, is also located at the Cardiff Town Center strip mall where the fire broke out.

It took fire crews from Encinitas, Solana Beach and Carlsbad about an hour to put out the flames. The restaurants were not yet open for business when the fire started.

Smoke from the fire was visible from northbound Interstate 5 near Lomas Santa Fe, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


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