A suspicious fire caused almost $450,000 in damages to a Santa Clara Avenue restaurant this morning.
Multiple callers reported smoke coming from the building of the American Oak restaurant on the 2300 block of Santa Clara Avenue starting at 6:16 a.m. according to Fire Capt. Jim Colburn.
Firefighters forced entry into the restaurant and were able to save the building. However, a lot of damage was done inside, according to Colburn. He said around $250,000 worth of damage was estimated for the structure and $200,000 worth of damages to the contents inside.
"It appears that the fire started in multiple areas so it's deemed suspicious," Colburn said.
No injuries were reported and the fire is further being investigated.
Santa Clara Avenue between Oak Street and Park Street will remain closed most of the morning Colburn said.
He added that this is the fourth fire APD has dealt with the last five days.