Fire causes $100K in damages to Truckee restaurant

Sun staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; No one was injured in a Monday night fire at a local building on State Route 89 that had been home to Burger King and most recently the Cheese Steak Shop.

Nobody was in the building during the blaze, which started at about 11:20 p.m. and caused more than $100,000 in damage, said Public Safety and Information Officer Gene Welch with the Truckee Fire Protection District.

and#8220;It did some structure damage to the roof; the fire was in the center of the kitchen,and#8221; Welch said. and#8220;The cause of the fire is still undetermined but appears accidental in nature.and#8221;

This is bad news for the new owners in the process of remodeling the building with plans to open a Mesquite Rotisserie, Welch said.

Engines responded from Squaw Fire, CalFire and Truckee Fire, Welch said.

and#8220;We have to stabilize the building before the investigation can continue,and#8221; he said.

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