Rancho Bravo Repairs

We’ve got an update for you all on the fire at the Rancho Bravo Taco truck. Freddy Rivas, the owner responded:

We did have an incident that will need some exterior repair work done, most likely off site.  It was the result of a design oversight by the builders.  Luckily there was no damage to the interior of the unit and it should be a relatively simple fix.  We’re going to need to replace the extractor fan.  In the meantime we will set up the little trailer again and hopefully have the large unit up again and ready to go very soon.

Then, Andrew left this in the comments section of our original post:

I stopped by the truck about 1pm today. The old truck is being reinstalled and they said they’d be open by 5 or 6pm tonight. The fire was caused by what was described by the guy working as a “manufacturing problem”: The oven inside the truck overheated the wall of the truck and started the fire. It was not an electrical fire, according to him. If I was a real reporter I would have gotten names of these people. It was all according to the guy on the right with the screwdriver in this photo:

Here’s a shot of the damage to the “new” truck:

You’re a real reporter in my book, Andrew!

  1. Will said,

    This post is famous!

    Okay, well, not really. But it was featured (very) briefly during a demo that was part of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s talk at the UW this morning. The presenter was showing a new feature of Bing Maps that indexes stories on hyperlocal blogs like this one and attempts to place them on the map. This post showed up on the map and he opened it up and skimmed the first paragraph.

    Unfortunately, Bing Maps guessed that this story took place at about 50th and Roosevelt, which isn’t even in Wallingford. Not sure what happened there.

    You can see all this starting around 28:00 in the “The Cloud: Exciting New Possibilities” video at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/cloud/videogallery.aspx, if you have Microsoft’s Silverlight browser plugin installed.

    Thu, March 4 at 9:31 pm
  2. Wallyhood said,

    Awesome! Hey Steve, that post was written by an ex-Microsoft employee using a Mac to access an open-source blogging platform running on a Unix server. Wa-wa.

    Actually, what’s funny is that when I was at Microsoft, I remember very clearly counseling against acquiring Blaise’s company (the guy giving the demo and the brain behind much of that research) because I couldn’t see the practical application. Now he’s there doing some truly mind-bendingly amazing things, and I’m writing this blog. Wa-wa.

    Thu, March 4 at 9:47 pm
  3. Janey said,

    Well, good luck on the Bing thing. I was so excited last Monday that the HUGE new truck was in place at Rancho Bravo, then sad to notice yesterday that the tiny one was back. Hope they didn’t sustain too much damage. ‘Cause where would I get my tortas otherwise?

    Sun, March 7 at 1:02 am
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