Blaze Subdued at Dolores Restaurant

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Dolores Restaurant and Bakery

Mere months after changing its name and adding Persian cuisine to its menu, and two days following a fire at a Valley location of Du-Par's, the former home of Dolores Restaurant and Bakery was struck by flames on Christmas Eve, with only street closures reported and fortunately no injuries. An import from Oklahoma, the diner is one of West L.A.'s ancient old-timers, with the clientele to match, its short blaze extinguished in just 22 minutes with the help of 39 firefighters. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but the restaurant remains closed. [CBS]