Peekskill firefighters put out a fire at the Mediterraneo Restaurant, located on 923 South St., earlier today.
Firefighters got the call at about 1 p.m. when a heater located in the ceiling at the rear of the two-story building caused a small fire.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it reached the second floor. No one was injured and the fire was ruled accidental.
"The fire was just about making its way to the top," said Peekskill Asst. Chief Vincent Malaspina. "There was a little bit of charring and little bit of fire at the top we also had to put out, but the career guys and the volunteers work real well together and we put this thing out quickly."
The restaurant sustained water and smoke damage and there was some charring the to ceiling and second floor.
Gas and electricity inside the building has been turned off and the building will be closed pending and inspection by an electrician and Con Ed.
The Peekskill Volunteer Ambulance Corps. along with firefighters from Mohegan, Croton, Continental Village and Montrose assisted at the scene.