Compton’s El Infierno Turns Into A Hellscape

Ay, demonios!
Ay, demonios! Photo: Dave Hogg/Flickr

Shortly before 3:00 A.M. this morning, a white Chevy truck barreled into the glass facade of El Infierno taqueria in Compton. Setting the stage for tragic irony, the place, whose name translates to “Hell,” suddenly burst into flames, as the driver sped away from the scene. El Infierno, locally regarded for its weekend menudo, was left with major structural damage and, alongside some of its neighbors, remains visibly charred. Police are investigating the self-fulfilling prophecy incident as arson. [LAT]