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    Fire temporarily closes Vine in San Clemente
    • October 17, 2023

    A small fire broke out at Vine in San Clemente on Saturday, Oct. 14, effectively closing the casual fine-dining restaurant temporarily. The fire broke out in the 200 block of El Camino Real shortly after 1 p.m.

    “The fire was put out immediately and nobody was injured,” the owners of Vine wrote in message posted to the restaurant’s Instagram page. “We are currently making some needed repairs so we can be open for service very soon. We appreciate everyone who reached out to check in on us at Vine. We look forward to opening up shortly and will keep everyone updated.”

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    According to the Orange County Fire Authority, crews found smoke inside the venue “from a fire in a wall.” Capt. Sean Doran, public information officer for the fire department, explained that the fire, which was accidental, started in the kitchen. People were immediately evacuated and the blaze was under control before spreading to nearby businesses.

    No injuries were reported.

    ​ Orange County Register