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UPDATE: Fire Will Temporarily Close Taco Bell

Cause of fire still being investigated while repairs get under way

A fire in the Taco Bell on Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City caused extensive damage and will cause the business to be closed for repairs, according to Alameda County Fire Batallion Chief Terence Carey.

Carey said 25 fire personnel battled the blaze, which started around 3:43 a.m. this morning.

“There was heavy smoke and zero visibility upon entry into the building,” he commented. “We had to make vertical intervention to release the smoke by cutting into the roof.”

Carey said the specific area of origin of the fire was in the trash can located in the kitchen. The cause is under investigation.

“It took about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire,” said Carey.

Ron February 08, 2012 at 06:56 AM
I saw the caution tape at the entrance this morning, then saw the smoke damage inside along with some debris taken out the back. It doesn't take long for a fire to get rolling. I was happy to see the immediate response from our firefighters!
Pat Iannucci May 16, 2012 at 11:22 PM
When will it reopen?

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