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MARGARITA'S FIRE WAS 'ACCIDENTAL, ELECTRICAL'

July 18, 2001 – Arson has been ruled out as the cause of a fire early on July 12 that gutted the kitchen and caused smoke and water damage to Margarita's Mexican Eatery in Cruz Bay.
Fire Inspector Wayne Crooke said Wednesday that a Fire Services investigation determined that the blaze was "accidental by way of electrical."
The restaurant, specializing in Mexican cuisine and margarita drinks, opened about two years ago in the location previously occupied by Luscious Licks. It is owned by St. John resident Phil Hoffman.
For details, see earlier Source story "Fire destroys kitchen at Margarita's:.

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July 18, 2001 - Arson has been ruled out as the cause of a fire early on July 12 that gutted the kitchen and caused smoke and water damage to Margarita's Mexican Eatery in Cruz Bay.
Fire Inspector Wayne Crooke said Wednesday that a Fire Services investigation determined that the blaze was "accidental by way of electrical."
The restaurant, specializing in Mexican cuisine and margarita drinks, opened about two years ago in the location previously occupied by Luscious Licks. It is owned by St. John resident Phil Hoffman.
For details, see earlier Source story "Fire destroys kitchen at Margarita's:.