Yakima Fire Department firefighters quickly extinguished a structure fire Saturday afternoon at the popular Mercedes & Family restaurant, 5603 Tieton Drive. No injuries were reported in the fire, which officials think might have started in the kitchen area. As precaution, firefighters evacuated the next-door Joy Garden restaurant, too.

Firefighters initially tried an interior attack to put the fire out quickly, but realized it was too large and the area was too confined to fight it effectively and safely. So crews broke through the roof and sprayed in water through the roof.

A second alarm summoned West Valley, East Valley and Yakima Training Center firefighters. Investigators are gathering information on the cause of the fire.

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