Mark and Monica's pizza parlor incurred about $50,000 due to a fire Monday morning.

CARMICHAEL, Calif. -- Mark and Monica's Family Pizza on Jameson and Manzanita in Carmichael is going to be closed for a little while. 

A two-alarm blaze severely damaged the restaurant, but the fire could have caused a lot more damage.

The blaze broke out just after midnight. It began outside in some brush and spread to the building.

Sac Metro Fire crews arrived and began keeping the fire from spreading to nearby businesses. Most of the building was saved from fire damage. However, damage to Mark and Monica's is tabbed at $50,000.

Firefighters are credited with keeping fire from consuming the quarter-million dollar property. An investigation into the blaze is under way.