Fire destroys southeast Fresno restaurant's storage building

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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The fire happened behind Al's Ricos Tacos on Ventura Avenue and Hazelwood Boulevard just after 11:00 pm.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Investigators are working to determine what caused a restaurant's storage building to catch fire in southeast Fresno on Tuesday night.

The fire happened behind Al's Ricos Tacos on Ventura Avenue and Hazelwood Boulevard just after 11:00 pm.

Firefighters say the flames sparked outside a detached building that stored appliances and boxes for the restaurant. The blaze then spread inside the unit.

The building was destroyed.

"We had to do a search in case anybody was in it. The fire was basically under control in a few minutes. We protected a residential house just south of the main fire," said Fresno Fire Battalion Chief Tony Escobedo.

Firefighters say Al's Ricos Tacos is still intact and was not damaged by the fire.