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Oceano restaurant destroyed in early morning fire

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Posted at 5:32 AM, May 12, 2023

UPDATE (12:04 p.m.) - An Oceano restaurant is a total loss after a fire early Friday morning.

The fire started at about 1:30 a.m. at Los Tamales Poblanos, a restaurant and catering business in the 1700 block of Front Street.

Several local fire departments including the Five Cities Fire Authority, CAL FIRE, and San Luis Obispo City Fire were called to the scene.

It reportedly took about 90 minutes for crews to get the flames under control.

Officials say the building sustained significant heat and smoke damage.

The property has a home directly behind it, but officials say the home was saved.

A Los Tamales Poblanos food truck parked in front of the restaurant sustained slight damage to the exterior of the vehicle.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

UPDATE (7 a.m.) - The fire has been extinguished and units were cleared, according to Five Cities Fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


(5:33 a.m.) - At around 1:30 a.m., CAL FIRE SLO and the Five Cities Fire Authority responded to a commercial fire in the 1700 block of Front St. in Oceano.

Flames and smoke could be seen coming from Los Tamales Poblanos restaurant when units arrived and second alarm resources were requested.

CHP confirms that they had to evacuate a local residence, but it remains unknown if they have been allowed back into their home.

No injuries have been reported.

The roadway along the 1700 block of Front St. was closed but has since been re-opened.

This is a developing story and we will provide more updates when they are released.