FREEHOLD, N.J. — Firefighters say a near-century-old New Jersey Italian restaurant suffered damage in an afternoon fire.

Freehold fire officials say Federici’s Family Restaurant suffered smoke and water damage after a fire broke out in the wall of the restaurant Wednesday. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire after they discovered it.

Federici’s, opened in 1921 by Mike and Ester Federici, has been run by members of the Federici family for three generations.

On the restaurant’s Facebook page, Federici’s offered thanks for the support received from first responders, noting that there were no injuries reported from the fire.

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