A Stock Island restaurant was damaged by fire overnight.
Deputy David Lariz responded to an alarm on MacDonald Avenue at Paradise Transmission attoday. When he exited his patrol car, he smelled smoke. He looked up and saw smoke billowing into the sky from somewhere nearby. He called for firefighters and then investigated further.
He found the origin of the fire at El Caney Restaurant on 1st Avenue. He could see flames inside as firefighters arrived. The fire was extinguished. The Fire Marshal will be investigating the cause.