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Food truck replaces charred KC restaurant

Posted at 5:31 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 19:30:42-05

A popular Kansas City restaurant serves customers even after a massive fire destroyed its building near 18th and Cleveland Avenue on Saturday evening.

Firefighters even found a man's body body burned in the rubble. The owner of Taqueria Silva's is not giving up.

Three days after the fire Angelica Silva parked her food truck in front of her charred building and served loyal customers.

"I have best customers. I really appreciate their support and their prayers," said Silva.

Silva opened her restaurant 5 years ago and usually reserves her food truck for weekend flea markets or fairs.

She and her brother worked hard to stock the truck so they can continue serving customers as they look for a new restaurant location.

"I'm looking for another building. Yeah, I have a lot of customers so I need." said Silva.

Silva is waiting for the Kansas City Police Department's bomb and arson investigators to determine the cause of the fire, but said the man killed was not inside of her restaurant.

The victim's identity has not been released.

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Lisa Benson can be reached at lisa.benson@kshb.com.

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