Twain Harte, CA — A midnight fire severely damaged the Rock Restaurant at 23068 Fuller Rd. last night.
CAL Fire Fire Prevention Bureau Chief Dennis Townsend states the fire started outside the building severely damaging the kitchen and dining area. Damage to the structure and contents has been estimated at $480,000.
Cause of the fire could be considered “suspicious in nature” as the point of origin was outside the building. Townsend adds the cause could be determined by Friday.
From CAL Fire’s Emergency Command Center Communications Operator Maryjo Boone adds that response included resources from CAL Fire-Twain Harte, Twain Harte Fire Department, City of Sonora Fire Department, MiWuk Fire District, Tuolumne County Fire Department, Tuolumne City Fire Department, Mono Village Station #51, Cedar Ridge Station #58, Mono Vista Station #56, CAL Fire engines from Standard and Green Springs and the Breathing Support Unit from Columbia Station #79.
The Incident Commander stated the fire was contained at 2:15am and a number of the resources were released at 4:14am.
Twain Harte Fire and two CAL Fire engines will remain on scene conducting mopup operations until after daylight.
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