Burlington County fire destroys eatery

Posted: February 18, 2013

A two-alarm blaze Sunday heavily damaged several businesses in a Medford shopping complex, authorities said.

Firefighters encountered intense fire in the Kanamizu Japanese Restaurant in the Ironstone Village Center on the 500 block of Stokes Road shortly before 2 a.m, police said. The fire destroyed the restaurant and two vacant business, police said.

Eight to 10 other businesses either sustained smoke or water damage or lost electricity. The blaze was placed under control around 3:16 a.m., police said.

One firefighter was taken to Virtua Memorial Hospital for chest pains and released.


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