Fire damages East Side restaurant

Fire occurred at El Tipico on Rigsby Avenue

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at a local restaurant early Thursday morning.

The fire happened just after midnight at the El Tipico Restaurant, found in the 4900 block of Rigsby Avenue on the city's East Side.

Investigators said the fire started from a vent hood over a stove, and spread to the attic above. The flames then spread to the roof, firefighters said.

No one was hurt as the last employee left the restaurant three hours before.

Firefighters needed more than an hour to battle the flames.

An estimate of damage is not presently known.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing.

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