NORTH BRUNSWICK - A kitchen fire damaged the Omega Diner on Route 1 South in North Brunswick around midnight, leaving it closed.

The diner's owner, Steve Manolas, says a gas leak started the massive fire in the kitchen. Manolas thanked the fire department for its quick response, and added that the damage could have been a lot worse if firefighters didn't get there in time.

No one was injured in the fire. Manolas says he hopes the diner will be reopened by next week.