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Cigarette causes small fire at City View Diner in Whitehall

No injuries or damage reported

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - Fire crews were called to a restaurant in Lehigh County Tuesday morning. 

Fire officials say there was a small fire right outside the City View Diner at Grape Street and MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township around 5:30 a.m.

Officials say a one-foot by one-foot piece of plywood ignited after a discarded cigarette butt hit it. The plywood was next to steps outside the building.

Firefighters say a little bit of smoke entered the building but there was no damage reported inside.

The diner was evacuated but diners were allowed back inside soon after.

Crews say the fire was out within five minutes of firefighters arriving.

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