Fire destroys restaurant in Orosi shopping center

January 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A South Valley business is a total loss after it was gutted by a fire.

The fire started around seven o'clock Tuesday night near Road 124 and Avenue 416 in Orosi. According to the Tulare County Fire Department, the fire started in Taqueria La Bonita. The store was not open for business at the time of the fire. Crews needed about an hour and a half to bring the fire under control.

A total of seven businesses are in the strip mall, but the fire was contained to one business.

35 firefighters responded to the call. Some came from Orange Cove, Visalia, and Dinuba to help. Firefighters have not said what caused the fire.