The fire that destroyed the Cabo San Luis restaurant and damaged the Kona Deli on March 3 was likely started intentionally, said San Luis Obispo fire officials.
The fire began at just before 4 a.m. and quickly engulfed parts of Foothill Square.
The fire began on the outside wall of the structure. Investigators have ruled out accidental and electrical causes as possible origins of the blaze, so they say arson is likely. No traces of an accelerant—ignitable fluids—were found, so many questions remain unanswered.