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Raleigh disco inferno ruled accidental

Posted August 31, 2009 9:01 a.m. EDT
Updated August 31, 2009 4:53 p.m. EDT

— A 911 call alerted Raleigh firefighters to a two-alarm blaze at 2408 Paula St. shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, police said. Disco Fuego Fuego is listed at that address.

Flames were coming from the rear of the building when firefighters arrived, according to the incident report. Forty firefighters labored to bring the fire under control by 5:45 a.m.

No one was injured, but 15 percent of the building was damaged, Fire Inspector Chris Warren said.

Capt. Tim Wilson of the Raleigh Fire Department said the fire started outside the building and traveled up an exterior wall to the roof, where it spread.

Investigators ruled the fire accidental in nature, but no cause has been pinpointed.

Paula Street was closed during firefighting efforts.