Photos: Fire damages Rudy’s location

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The Rudy’s Tacos restaurant in Rock Island was temporarily closed after a small fire Thursday, December 20, 2012. 

Employees reported seeing fire on the outside of the front of the building at 716 18th Avenue just after 1:30 p.m.  Firefighters found a small fire in the eaves at the entrance to the business. 

The fire was contained to the outside of the building and smoke damaged the inside of the building. 

Firefighters said the fire started at an electrical connection to a neon sign.  Damage was estimated at $7,500. 

No injuries were reported.