Fire Investigators Sift Through Remains Of Charred Restaurant

Fire investigators were back at the scene of a fire that destroyed the El Chico restaurant in Longview Sunday morning.

The blaze started Sunday about 8 a.m. at the El Chico on Loop 281 and 4th Street.

Flames shot through the roof destroying everything inside.

Monday morning the East Texas Arson and Explosive Task Force worked to find the cause, which could take a couple of days.

Store managers say they are working with their human resources department to see how they can help the approximate 40 employees who worked for the restaurant.

Amy Tatum reporting