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Taco Palenque catches fire in north Laredo

According to fire officials, the AC unit on the roof was the point of origin.
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 7:45 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - Authorities are investigating what caused a Taco Palenque restaurant to go up in flames.

The fire happened on Monday at around 6 p.m. when fire crews were called out to a structure fire at the 9800 block of McPherson Road.

Fire crews arrived and immediately evacuated customers and employees.

According to the Laredo Fire officials, the AC unit on the roof was the point of origin.

The roof and interior ceiling sustained damage and the inside sustained water damages as a result of the efforts to put the fires out.

AEP disconnected the electrical services and gas was shut down as a precautionary measure.

A crane company was called in to remove the AC unit on the roof.

Management was informed that the property cannot be accessed until it is safe.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

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