Kitchen fire closes La Hacienda

Less than a week after its re-opening on Aug. 3, La Hacienda Taqueria was struck by a kitchen fire that has closed the popular Boys Hot Springs restaurant for an indefinite period.

The Tuesday, Aug. 9 fire started in a wall behind the newly-remodeled kitchen, and fire fighters had to break open up the wall to extinguish the fire, according to Bob Norrbom of Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue.

Kitchen staff called the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue about 6:22 p.m. when they noticed smoke coming from behind the stove.

The fire coincided with the dinner hour, and three engines and two ambulances were sent to the scene – a standard first alarm fire structure response, according to Norrbom. “They did evacuate their patrons, so I’m assuming a few people went home hungry,” he added.

The restaurant had been closed for an extensive kitchen remodel. Co-owner Maria Sahagun said they would be closed until further notice.

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