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Fire at former Deer Park pizza shop

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Firefighters in Deer Park fighting a fire at Westside Pizza early Thursday morning Firefighters in Deer Park fighting a fire at Westside Pizza early Thursday morning
DEER PARK, Wash. - Firefighters were called to an abandoned pizza shop in Deer Park Thursday morning. 

Smoke and flames could be seen coming from the roof of the old Westside Pizza shop on 1st Street when crews arrived. the fire appeared to start in the center of the roof and spread out from there. Firefighters were quickly able to knock the flames down, however the building suffered major damage. 

No injuries were reported and at this time the cause is under investigation. 

The building was supposed to open up soon as Parkside Christian Preschool and Daycare. The owners, Richard and Becky Balka, said just this they week finished their licensing paperwork and were supposed to officially open their doors on Monday.

Firefighters spent all morning trying to salvage the toys, books, and small furniture inside the school but parts of the roof were completely torn off and the inside of the building appeared totaled.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined but nobody was inside the building when it broke out.

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