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Cleburne Cafeteria Fire Ruled Accidental

The HFD Arson Bureau unit has released the cause of the early morning fire at the Cleburne Cafeteria on Wednesday, April 27th.

The HFD Arson Bureau unit has released the cause of the early morning fire at the Cleburne Cafeteria on Wednesday, April 27th.

They investigated the fire and ruled it an accidental electrical fire.

The Cleburne Cafeteria, located on Bissonnet in the West University area, has been a local institution since it opened in 1941. May would have been the restaurant’s 75th anniversary.  

Owner George Mickelis was onsite after the fire.  

“I’m completely devastated,” Mickelis said the morning of the fire. “This has been our family business. We’ve been serving Houstonians for 75 years. My mom’s 92 years old. This has been our lives’ work. “

Mickelis said the family plans to rebuild and reopen the restaurant.

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