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Broad and Higuera reopened after smoke reported at Kreuzberg, CA coffee shop

UPDATE 12:50 p.m.: Kreuzberg, CA has reopened after a fan malfunctioned and caused a small electrical fire earlier today, according to a post on their Facebook page.

UPDATE 11:55 a.m.: The intersection of Broad and Higuera streets has been reopened after fire crews responded to a report of smoke at coffee house, Kreuzberg, CA.

San Luis Obispo Fire Department Battalion Chief Dave Podhorsky said patrons first noticed the smoke and notified employees at the coffee house.

When investigators arrived on scene they discovered a bathroom fan had malfunctioned. “It was an ancient motor that basically overheated and put out a fair amount of smoke,” Podhorsky said.

Kreuzberg, CA will temporarily close while the damage caused by the smoke is cleaned up. An inspector from the health department has to be called in to give the establishment the all-clear before it can reopen. The battalion chief estimates the shop will open sometime today or tomorrow.

Original story: San Luis Obispo firefighters are responding to a structure fire reported at 685 Higuera St., and as a result, police are going to close off Higuera at Broad Street.

Motorists are advised to avoid that area while firefighters get on scene.

An arriving city fire crew reports that the fire is out, and that they will start investigating the cause.

Coffee house Kreuzberg, CA is located at 685 Higuera St.

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