North County Restaurant Total Loss after Fire

By Christina London and Sherene Tagharobi
|  Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013  |  Updated 9:10 PM PDT
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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.

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.

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.

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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