Fire destroys olive oil tasting room in Creston

Posted at 10:28 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 01:28:01-04

UPDATE (11:30 a.m.) – CAL FIRE SLO says the fire gave crews a little bit of a fight, but the structure of the building helped crews keep the flames contained. 

"So the roof structure is actually made of metal, the walls are just like any other construction – 2-by-4 and plywood, that kind of stuff – so it is creating a little bit of work, the metal roof structure did help to keep the fire inside the structure," said Chris Elms, public information officer for CAL FIRE SLO. 

The fire destroyed a portion of the building, containing itself to the olive oil-tasting room in Creston Friday night. 

 "We were able to get equipment here very quickly, knock it down very fast, and keep it contained to the structure," Elms said. 

The cause has not been disclosed. 

 UPDATE (11:15 p.m.) – CAL FIRE SLO says the fire was contained to a barn-style tasting room at Olivas de Oro Olive Company.

The flames have been knocked down and firefighters will be mopping up into early Saturday morning.

Video tweeted about a half-hour ago showed the large building in flames.

No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY – Crews from CAL FIRE SLO headed to Creston late Friday night to tackle a commercial structure fire.

The call for help was for 4625 La Panza Rd. That’s the address of Olivas de Oro Olive Company.

CAL FIRE spokesman Chris Elms said a 10,000 square foot building on the property was on fire.

Those were the initial details. It was unclear if the building was a home, tasting room, or a different type of structure as crews were en route.

KSBY News has a crew on the way to gather more information about this developing story.