Early morning fire damages Santa Nella restaurant

cpride@losbanosenterprise.comJune 27, 2013 

A restaurant in Santa Nella caught fire Thursday morning causing about $150,000 in damage, a Cal Fire officials said.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. No one was hurt in the fire.

Cal Fire Capt. John Slate said his department responded to a fire at Antojito's Mexicano's restaurant at 12:30 a.m.

"The inside was going pretty good," Slate said of the fire, which started in the restaurant's kitchen.

Eight pieces of equipment responded to the fire, including five fire engines (some from departments in Los Banos and Gustine), a battalion unit and water tenders.

The blaze was extinguished within 30 minutes of firefighters arriving. Slate said Cal Fire remained on the scene until 4 a.m. to make sure there were no hot spots left that could cause the fire to re-ignite.

Enterprise staff writer Corey Pride can be reached at 388-6563 or cpride@losbanosenterprise.com.

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