Quick action credited with stopping blaze at Solvang restaurant
Stove accidentally left on was pinpointed by investigators as the cause of the fire at the Big Bopper Drive-In on Tuesday night.
Investigators say a commercial stove which was accidently left on caused a fire at a Central Coast restaurant.
It happened just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night, on the 1500 block of Mission Drive in Solvang.
A passerby saw flames and smoke coming from the Big Bopper Drive-In, a 50’s themed restaurant, and called 9-1-1.
Santa Barbara County firefighters were able to knock down the blaze in less than 15 minutes. They say the quick action by the passerby saved the restaurant.