Fire damages closed East Long Beach seafood restaurant

Long Beach firefighters were called to a two-alarm fire in the attic of a closed seafood restaurant in East Long Beach on Wednesday just before 1 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they saw light smoke coming from the roof of the building on the 4100 block of Norse Way, where LV Seafood Chinese Restaurant is located. When the firefighters opened the roof, they saw the body of the fire was in the attic and upgraded it to a two-alarm fire, according to fire department spokesman Brian Fisk.

Firefighters work to douse an attic fire at LV Seafood Chinese Restaurant on April 29, 2020. Courtesy photo.

It is so far unclear whether the restaurant was open for to-go orders, but about four or five workers were inside and able to be evacuated by the time the firefighters got there, he said.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to douse the flames after they performed aggressive fire attacks on the roof of the building, Fisk said. LA County firefighters also assisted in the incident.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No civilians or firefighters were injured, Fisk said.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.