On Tuesday, 2 September, 2014, at approx. 12:08 am, a fire was reported in the walkway behind the Cocina Michoacana Restaurant, located at 770 Mono Way. The fire was reported by a security guard from Sonora Regional Hospital.
The fire did not result in any structural damage to the
building, and was limited to restaurant property consisting of: a red
synthetic bag containing approximately thirty pounds of cleaning rags
from the restaurant’s weekly business, a rubber mat, a grey plastic
container and another one-gallon yellow plastic container, a caulking
gun w/a spent cardboard tube and several grease-coated metal items.
A Fire Investigator from the Sonora Police Department was
requested to investigate the cause and origin of the fire. The
Investigator was able to determine the fire was caused by spontaneous
combustion, as a result of the oil soaked folded cloth rags and towels,
which were waiting to be picked up by a cleaning service.