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Fire closes Grand Buffet restaurant

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YAKIMA--A restaurant closes its doors after a kitchen fire Saturday night, and it could be a week before they reopen.

Firefighters responded to the Grand Buffet restaurant at the corner of Front Street and East Yakima Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Crews say food left on the stove caught fire.  The fire was put out by the building's sprinkler system.

Flames did an estimated $20,000 of damage.

The restaurant cannot reopen until it's cleared by the Yakima County health department.

The buffet's owner estimates he's losing about $1,000 each day he's closed.