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UPDATE: Investigators search for cause of restaurant fire

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Fire investigators aren't sure yet what caused a fire at a popular Mexican restaurant Monday morning.

They got the call at 7:16 a.m. to Taqueria Guadalajara at 1033 South Park Street. Firefighters say they could see the smoke from four blocks away and flames coming from a vent on the south side of the building as they got closer.

There was an initial report of someone still in the building, but no one was found when firefighters searched the two-story structure.

Firefighters kept the blaze contained to just the one building, preventing exposure to neighboring structures and a truck in the driveway. They knocked down the fire within 10 minutes, but stayed on scene to take care of hot spots in the walls.

The Madison Streets Department was called to the scene after Park Street reopened to sand the road in front of the restaurant. Water used to fight the fire has started to ice up on the street.

There is no damage estimate yet and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Park Street is back open after a morning fire, but firefighters say drivers should be cautious after water used to fight the fire is now turning to ice on the road.

Park Street was shut down for nearly two hours from Fish Hatchery and Olin Avenue. It opened again just after 9:00 a.m.

Madison Fire spokeswoman Lori Wirth says the water used the fight the fire has caused some icy patches on Park Street, and urges drivers to take is slow in that area.

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MADISON (WKOW)-- Madison firefighters say, the structure fire at the Mexican restaurant, Taqueria Guadalajara is fully contained. Investigators remain on the scene to identify a cause. Officials say, the building was unoccupied at the time.

However, traffic remains backed up around the area and crews have blocked off Park street from Fish Hatchery road to Olin Drive. 

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison firefighters are on the scene of a fire at a Mexican restaurant.

The Taqueria Guadalajara Mexican restaurant at 1033 S. Park Street caught fire just after 7:00 Monday morning. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly, but are still working on some hot spots.

There was no one in the building at the time and officials say the fire was contained to that structure. No firefighters were injured.

The fire is causing some traffic back-ups in the area. Park Street from Fish Hatchery to West Olin Avenue is closed and traffic is being diverted from the area.

 

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