Fire destroys Lakewood restaurant

A single-alarm fire Sunday morning destroyed the Happy Teriyaki #4 restaurant in Lakewood, West Pierce Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Hallie McCurdy said.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at about 2:30 a.m. and found the building “fully engulfed” in flames, according to McCurdy.

The crew battled the fire for more than hour before declaring it under control at 3:45 a.m. The building, at 6007 100th St. SW, was a “total loss,” McCurdy said.

There were no injuries in the fire, which McCurdy said is believed to have originated in the kitchen area of the restaurant.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.