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A fire gutted the Nuevo León restaurant in Pilsen this morning

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Photograph: Richie Diesterheft Nuevo León

Fires at notable locales have become an unfortunately frequent occurrence this fall, beginning in August when the Second City offices were set ablaze by a grease fire in the Adobo Grill at Piper's Alley and culminating recently when an apartment in the John Hancock building caught on fire. Earlier this morning, the Tribune reported that Nuevo León, a beloved Mexican restaurant in Pilsen that opened in 1962, was gutted by an extra-alarm fire.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the fire, which also spread to the adjacent tortilla manufacturer, Tortilleria Sabinas. As of this writing, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Daniel Gutierrez, who owns Nuevo León with his wife, told the Tribune that the restaurant was insured and would be rebuilt.

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