A one-alarm fire started in the office space above Boogaloos restaurant on 22nd and Valencia shortly after midnight on Monday morning, though no injuries were reported and the flames were put out within 30 minutes. The restaurant is closed for repairs, likely until Thursday.
Early Monday morning, smoke rose from the top of the two-story building as ladders were extended to the roof from fire engines on both 22nd and Valencia streets. Assistant Chief Tom Siragusa said the fire originated in the office space above the restaurant and that one room — and its contents — suffered extensive damage on the second floor. Burned office rubble had been moved out of the building by Monday morning. An employee said the damage was mostly to an area of the ceiling along Valencia street.
The restaurant below also suffered water damage from the fire-fighting efforts to the top floor, Siragusa said, but he did not know how extensive that damage was. The cause of the fire is under investigation, he added.
Neighbors from across 22nd Street said they did not see the flames and were roused only by a neighbor’s knocking. The fire was put out by 1:15 a.m.