Sprinkler contains fire at burger joint in housing complex

EUGENE, Ore. - A fire at a ground floor burger joint didn't force any evacuations from the apartments above early Thursday morning, the Eugene/Springfield Fire Department said.

Just before 1 a.m., units responded to the Little Big Burger in the Courtside 5 building east of the University of Oregon campus.

Firefighters found the restaurant filled with smoke. They forced their way inside and found a small fire burning in a back room. A sprinkler had activated and contained the fire, firefighters said.

The smoke and water did about $10,000 in damage to the restaurant and ground floor of Courtside. However, no evacuations were necessary.

The cause of the fire is under investigaiton.