El Famous plans to reopen in Summit
No date set, but owner’s daughter confirms return
By Bob Bong and Steve Metsch
Summit firefighters responded to a call of a fire about 6 a.m. Oct. 6 in an apartment above the restaurant at 6519 S. Archer Road.
A family of five escaped from the apartment and no injuries were reported.
“The Summit Fire Department arrived on the scene quickly,” Deputy Fire Chief Frank Batura said. “It took about 30 minutes for the fire to be controlled.”
A female resident said she was living there with her mother and three children. She said she worked at the restaurant.
The woman said the fire was caused by an electrical outlet.
“The fire is still under investigation,” Batura said refusing to speculate as to the exact cause.
There was extensive fire and smoke damage to the apartment. There was also significant damage to the restaurant.
“Most of that damage was caused by the water used to extinguish the fire,” Batura said.
El Famous did not respond to an email for comment, but a handwritten sign taped to the building said the restaurant would be remodeled. The sign also said owners hope to reopen the burrito joint within a few weeks.
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