Firefighters extinguished a fire hours after it was reported at a comedy club in Fairfield Friday night.
“It's a smoky situation,” Fairfield spokeswoman Gale Spears said. The amount of smoke caused the fire to be escalated to five alarms, she said.
The fire was reported at about 6:45 p.m. by someone who was inside The Original Pepperbelly's Comedy & Variety Theater, located at 849 Texas St., according to fire Chief Vincent Webster. The blaze may have started inside the building, he said.
The exterior of the two-story structure, built in the 1960s, remains intact.
The fire was extinguished at 10:16 p.m. Between 90 and 100 firefighters responded. One crew planned to remain at the club overnight, Spears said.
No injuries were reported and no other buildings were damaged.
The cause of the fire is unknown. Damage estimates were not available.
A fire inspector told Spears he likely would not investigate the building until Monday.
More information about the club can be found at http://pepperbellys.com/index.cfm.
CONTACT: Fairfield Fire Department Chief Vincent Webster (707) 580-5173; Fairfield spokeswoman Gale Spears (707) 344-3579.