North County Restaurant Total Loss after Fire

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    Fire destroyed an Oceanside restaurant Wednesday morning.

    The fire started in the kitchen of Deiberto’s Mexican Food in the 3300-block of Mission Avenue.

    Restaurant Owner Discusses Devastating Fire

    [DGO] Restaurant Owner Discusses Devastating Fire
    NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi speaks exclusively with the owner of Deiberto’s Mexican Food in Oceanside. On Oct. 9, a fire ripped through the eatery, destroying the business. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013)

    38 firefighters from Oceanside and Carlsbad responded, according to officials. They extinguished the fire in about a half hour.

    Fire officials estimated damage at $350,000 and said the restaurant is a total loss.

    Around 7 a.m., flames and heavy smoke were seen coming through the roof.

    Officials said they believe it started as a grease fire.

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