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More than 100 evacuated in Olympia WA restaurant fire

Associated Press - May 11, 2008 12:45 PM ET

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - About 100 customers and 18 employees were evacuated after broke out at an Olympia restaurant, but no one was injured.

Saturday night's fire occurred at Mercato Ristorante.

The Olympia Fire Department says more than 20 firefighters, two ambulances and six fire trucks, including two from the Lacey Fire Department, were on the scene.

Assistant fire chief Greg Wright says the fire started above a freezer in the kitchen. He estimated the damage at about $30,000. He says none of the other businesses in the building was affected.

Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com

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