Time to control rumors. Yes, there was a fire at the "C" Italian Restaurant late this afternoon BUT, it did not burn down to the ground as some folks are reporting. In fact, only the unused second floor was seriously damaged. Cause of fire - electrical. The owner, Rey Pineda was complimentary of the fast response of the various fire departments who controlled the situation very quickly. No personnel were hurt.
Rey said that he expected to reopen within a week or so, maybe less. The electrical system will be replaced, water damage repaired and then return to business as usual.
There was one hell of a traffic jam as traffic on Perimeter road was diverted during the rush hour.