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Abarrotes Carrillo Mexican restaurant damaged from large fire

Published: Dec. 4, 2021 at 10:46 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2021 at 2:18 PM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Various firefighters responded to a fire at the Mexican grocery store and restaurant, Abarrotes Carrillo on Warren & 3rd St. in Davenport Saturday night.

The fire started around 9:20 p.m., according to a press release. Six fire trucks and a command vehicle responded, for a total of 19 firefighters. Thick gray smoke could be seen throughout Downtown Davenport, and large flames were shooting from the top floor of the restaurant. Fire officials say that’s where the smoke appeared to be coming from, as the second floor was a residence.

Fire officials say they attacked the fire from the inside as they looked for anyone inside, but everyone had made it out as firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported.

“The building sustained severe fire, smoke, and water damage,” according to Lt. Zach Soliz.

The Carrillo family posted on Facebook Saturday night saying, ‘Thank you so much to the Davenport community for being so quick to reach out. Your support means everything to us. At this time we will be closed until further notice due to a fire. We will keep you updated once we get everything back up and running.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

There is a GoFundMe started for the restaurant to help rebuild. You can find that here.

This is a developing story, check back for more updates.

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