Fire at Las Brisas

Emporia Gazette – May 30, 2018

A popular Mexican restaurant in Emporia caught fire late Wednesday morning.

Just before 11 a.m., scanner traffic indicated a structure fire at Restaurante Las Brisas, 312 W. South Ave.

According to Emporia Fire Department Battalion Chief Eron Steinlage, heavy smoke visible from the outside of the building when emergency personnel arrived.

“There was heavy smoke but we didn’t see any flames right at the beginning,” Steinlage said.

The fire was initially believed to be in the attic of the building. Scanner traffic indicated that there was nobody inside the structure shortly after emergency crews arrived.

Steinlage said the cause of the fire was still under investigation. Crews were still working on putting out hot spots in the building.
Florentino Ocampo and his wife, Manuela Salazar Ocampo, are the owners of Restaurante Las Brisas.

 

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