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Fire damages Pasquini's Pizzeria in Denver

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Posted at 7:43 AM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 15:38:42-05

DENVER -- A fire that broke out on the second floor of a popular pizzeria in Denver caused extensive damage to the business Friday morning.

Officials said the fire spread from the second floor to the attic, shooting flames and thick smoke from the roof of Pasquini's Pizzeria at 1310 South Broadway.

The flames caused extensive damage to the second floor of the building, while water used to extinguish the fire damaged both floors.

Crews quickly had the fire knocked out around 7:30 a.m. There were no injuries.

Crews are still investigating what caused the fire.

The pizzeria issued a statement on its Facebook page about the fire Friday afternoon, saying they hope to be open again Saturday evening:

“As you may have heard ,there was a very unfortunate accident that occurred early this morning here at Pasquini's, Luckily no one was injured and the fire was contained only to the original side leaving the newer addition to the restaurant undamaged . We are confident that we will have a fully functional kitchen with our full menu by Saturday evening. We would like to thank everyone for all their support throughout the years and everyone that has helped us through this unfortunate time. If you love or have loved Pasquinis in the past,please come show you support so future generations can enjoy the same food you have all grown to love.”

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