By Bay City News
Firefighters extinguished a fire hours after it was reported at a comedy club in Fairfield Friday night.
"It's a smoky situation," Fairfield spokeswoman Gale Spears said. The amount of smoke caused the fire to be escalated to five alarms, she said.
The fire was reported at about 6:45 p.m. by someone who was inside The Original Pepperbelly's Comedy & Variety Theater, which is located at 849 Texas St.
The building is a two-story structure that was built in the 1960s, Webster said. For more than a decade, it has been the home of the comedy club nearest to Napa.
The blaze may have started inside the building, he said. Firefighters decided they couldn't fight the fire from inside and were battling it from outside, according to Webster.
No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is not known.
More information about the club can be found on its website:
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