The investigation continues after a popular restaurant in Torrance caught fire Monday morning.

A call came in around 7 a.m. Monday to report a fire at the China Tea House restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard. There was heavy smoke reported, and as fire crews reached the scene, they had to act quickly.

Firefighters forced entry from the front and began roof ventilation. While they knocked down the fire in 15 minutes, Captain Robert Millea says the kitchen is a complete loss.

The estimated damage has not been released.

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