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Beijing Cafe remains closed after fire

James Clinkscales James Clinkscales

A Valdosta restaurant remained closed Tuesday after a large fire in the restaurant's kitchen.

The fire department responded to the Beijing Cafe around 11:45 Monday morning for a grease fire that had gotten out of hand. There were only a few employees inside at the time and all got out safely.

Valdosta Fire Marshal, Cpt. James Clinkscales, said that as of Tuesday there were some things the fire department still had to do to the building before they could declare it safe to reopen.

"We have to have an engineer come in and make sure the suppression system is still active and is working. We have to make sure the duct work is operational," Cpt. Clinkscales explained.

Damage was estimated at $15,000.

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