WESTFIELD, NJ – Firefighters quickly extinguished two small blazes that occurred in the downtown during one of the busiest shopping days of the year, a fire official said Monday.

At about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, a grease fire erupted in a second-floor kitchen of Ferraro’s Restaurant at 14 Elm St., Deputy Fire Chief Anthony Tiller said.

Firefighters contained the blaze to the kitchen, and the restaurant reopened later that evening following a health department inspection, Tiller said.

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Later that evening, he said, firefighters extinguished a blaze that erupted in a dumpster in an alleyway on Quimby Street.

There were no injuries in either incident, Tiller said. Authorities closed Elm Street between North Avenue and Broad Street for a short time, he said.

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