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Fire burns at popular Shadyside restaurant

PITTSBURGH — Firefighters were called to a restaurant in Shadyside Wednesday morning.

A fire was reported just before 6:30 a.m. at Harris Grill on Ellsworth Avenue.

The fire was located just inside the front door, officials said. Firefighters knocked out the glass and were able to quickly bring the fire under control.

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The fire spread into the first floor, but crews prevented flames from making it to the second and third floors.

“If we'd have waited another 5, 10 minutes, it would have probably spread from the first floor up onto the second. Whoever reported it got it in time,” Pittsburgh Fire Battalion Chief Richard Brutt said.

The restaurant’s owners said the damage stretched back to the bathroom, and they will rebuild.

No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the owners said it was electrical.

Wednesday’s fire was the second at the restaurant since 2007.