Taco Bell

First responders finishing clearing out the fire and smoke from the Taco Bell building located on Washington Street in Kaufman.


The new Taco Bell building caught flames during the morning of Nov. 2.

The cause of the fire is believed to be that the decorative lights on the door entryway had an electrical wiring shortage that caught the wood paneling on fire.

Kaufman Fire and Police Department were on scene along with Scurry Fire Department. 

Once the fire was put out, the firemen removed the two entryway decorative lights to check for any possible extension. They also cut a hole in the roof to check for any extension that could have traveled further through the building.

The building only suffered the fire damage to the front of the entryway. The lobby suffered minimal smoke damage and water damage.

The building is currently being fixed where it sustained damage.

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