The Del Ray Cafe in Winchester is expected to open Tuesday after a fire in the restaurant Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters from Douglas County Fire District No. 2 were called to a reported commercial structure fire at the Del Rey Cafe in the Winchester District just before 2 p.m.

When firefighters arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the roof vent of the structure.

The building was evacuated and crews found a grease fire on the underside of a cooktop. Emergency crews were able to quickly knock down the fire using a fire extinguisher.

After investigating the surrounding area, no extension of the fire was found.

Owners of the cafe said damage was held to a minimum and the business is expected to open for business as usual Tuesday morning.

The fire district responded with two fire engines and one command unit with five firefighters.

Reporter Dan Bain can be reached at 541-957-4221 or e-mail at

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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