After a 911 call reporting smoke and flames was made shortly after 6 a.m., firefighters arrived and located the fire. East Colonial Drive was temporarily shut down while crews worked to extinguish the blaze.
#BuildingFire | 5201 E Colonial Drive. Crews report knockdown on fire, with no reports of injuries. 6:11am 911 call reporting smoke/flame. Engine 66 encountered heavy smoke on arrival/located fire. E Colonial temp shutdown while crews work scene. pic.twitter.com/WUpiiFXd30— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) April 4, 2020
The outer structure is still standing, but
OCFR reports that they believe the fire to have spread from the kitchen, but now it is the State Fire Marshal's job to make a determination. We'll publish information from the report once it's been finalized.
Crews indicate source of the fire appeared to come from kitchen area. State Fire Marshal has been contacted to determine official cause. pic.twitter.com/bTegdmbNFP— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) April 4, 2020
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