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Fire crews battle blaze in Brawley

Fire crews battle blaze in Brawley

BRAWLEY, Calif. – A fire broke out in a restaurant damaging sections of a building in downtown Main Street.

Inferno Restaurant owner Ray Babb says an employee noticed the fire in the back patio area where their performance stage is Friday afternoon. Firefighters believe the fire started from old and faulty wiring and say the wind spread the blaze quickly.

The damage is estimated to be several thousand dollars-worth.

Babb says an event that was scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled due to the damage.

The restaurant will remain open, however it will take several weeks to repair the stage, according to Babb.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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