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Fire Broke Out in Chinese Restaurant in Sunset Park

By  Theodore Parisienne and Wil Cruz | July 24, 2012 8:32am | Updated on July 24, 2012 8:40am

SUNSET PARK — Firefighters battled a basement fire at a Chinese restaurant on Eighth Avenue early Tuesday, officials said.

The fire at the Empire BBQ Restaurant Inc. at 5805 8th Avenue broke out just before 7:30 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

There were no reported injuries.

Sixty firefighters from 12 units fought the single-alarm fire for about 45 minutes, officials said. The blaze was considered under control at 8:17 a.m.

The cause of the fire at the three-story building was not immediately known.