Exterior of Latif’s on Golden Condition Blvd in Turlock, Calif. is pictured on Wednesday November 20, 2019.

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A kitchen fireplace Sunday has briefly closed the popular longtime Turlock diner Latif’s by Pedretti.

“Everyone is harmless and we hope to get up and jogging as quickly as physically attainable,” reads a write-up on its Fb website page, in which it thanks the Turlock, Ceres, Denair, Keyes and Modesto hearth crews that responded. It also thanks Turlock police.

The report of the fire at the 111 N. Golden Condition Blvd. eatery was built about 4:40 p.m. The initially crews to get there observed smoke coming from the roof ventilation, Turlock Hearth Office spokesman Capt. Kevin Tidwell claimed Monday morning.

“When crews produced entry, they encountered mild smoke,” he stated by textual content. “It was a small fireplace that was retained in look at by the hood suppression process in excess of the cook prime. Crews ended up capable to place the rest of the fire out with drinking water cans.”

Harm was contained to the kitchen region, Tidwell explained. Firefighters have been on scene about a few several hours.

Opened by founder and namesake Charles Latif in 1953, Latif’s has served Turlock for practically seven decades. It’s been in its present developing, placing for its untouched midcentury layout, in 1960.

Soon after much more than 60 yrs of spouse and children possession, Latif’s was acquired by Nick Pedretti in November 2019. In a Bee report then, Pedretti claimed he was intent on preserving both the spot’s vintage search and everyone-is aware of-your-name experience.

The restaurant known for its home made pies and retro decor is as significantly a Turlock institution as the prepare tracks that bisect the coronary heart of the town.

A gofundme account titled “Supporting Latif’s Workers” was established up late Sunday. “To our Latif’s loving local community, it is been a incredibly hard year and now Latif’s has been strike with a different set again,” the publish-up on the web site says of the hearth. “… When insurance receives worked out and the kitchen gets rebuilt, we have the team to seem out for. If you have at any time been to Latif’s, you know that the workers treats you like relatives, and if you go normally, they grow to be family members.”

We will update this tale as much more info on the fire is offered.

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