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Major fire burns Gainesville Mexican restaurant

The fire broke out at El Sombrero on Thursday morning.
Credit: Gainesville Fire Department

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A huge fire hollowed out a Gainesville Mexican restaurant on Thursday morning.

The fire broke out at El Sombrero at 2010 Browns Bridge Rd., with the call coming in from a passerby at about 5:30 a.m., officials said.

Fire crews "found heavy smoke and fire coming from the business" when they arrived and "immediately began firefighting operations" a release said.

"The structure will be a total loss," fire officials said.

It was not clear was caused the fire. An investigation will follow once the fire is completely extinguished.

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