Italian restaurant damaged by fire

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – An Italian restaurant in South Bay was damaged early Tuesday morning due to a fire.

A Chula Vista police officer was driving around the community on a routine check at 4:40 a.m. when they saw fire coming from the roof of Italgo Pasta Bar at 635 Broadway in Chula Vista, city officials said. Firefighters were able to get inside the restaurant and extinguish the flames within 12 minutes.

It appeared the fire started in the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen, according to officials. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Smoke damaged the barbershop adjacent to the restaurant.