Photo via U.S. Navy  by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo via U.S. Navy by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A fire broke out at a popular Long Beach restaurant Monday for the second straight day, and a firefighter suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

The fires occurred at Hof’s Hut Restaurant & Bakery at 4251 Long Beach Boulevard in Bixby Knolls, said Long Beach firefighter Brian Fisk.

Firefighters were sent to the restaurant at 9:11 p.m. Sunday in response to a fire in the duct system and extinguished it at 9:25 p.m., Fisk said.

At 1:03 a.m. Monday, a passerby reported “fire through the roof,” Fisk said. A second-alarm was called at 1:42 a.m. so more firefighters could be deployed. The flames were out around 3:30 a.m.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment, Fisk said. An arson investigator was called to the scene.

“This fire is definitely being investigated,” Fisk said.

Hof’s Hut started with a Belmont Shore hot dog and burger stand in the 1940s.

—City News Service

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