UPDATE – The cause of the Inferno Restaurant fire has been determined.
According to Brawley Fire Chief Chuck Peraza, the cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction. The point of origin was at the back of the stage area.
There were about $5,000 in damages, according to owner Ray Babb.
“It could have been a lot more if not for the rapid arrival of the Brawley Fire Department,” said Babb.
BRAWLEY – At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Friday, March 11, smoke started to appear at a local restaurant, known as Inferno.
Flames followed shortly towards the back of the outside seating area at the stage during 25 mph winds.
The fire was quickly extinguished by the Brawley Fire Department.
It appears the outdoor stage was destroyed.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown and The Brawley Fire Department will investigate.