Buck’s Restaurant kitchen grease fire ruled accidental

RISING SUN — A flare up on the stove while someone was cooking was the reason given for the Wednesday night fire at Buck’s Restaurant, according to investigators with the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Michael Selvage said the fire at 314 E. Main St. began just before 9 p.m. in the kitchen of the restaurant, when flames from the gas stove flared and ignited a nearby wall.

Damage was estimated at $10,000, but luckily no one was injured.

Twenty firefighters from Rising Sun, Water Witch and Oxford, Pa., fire companies worked to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes, officials reported.

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LARKSPUR, Calif. — A historic Larkspur restaurant was damaged in a two-alarm fire early Saturday morning, fire officials said.

A fire engine crew was returning from a medical call around 2:50 a.m. when crewmembers spotted smoke and found a fire burning at the Tavern at Lark Creek restaurant at 234 Magnolia Ave., according to Larkspur fire Chief Bob Sinnott.

Crews saw heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the Victorian building, according to Sinnott.

Fire personnel quickly upgraded the incident to a second alarm and crews from the Larkspur, Corte Madera, San Rafael, Kentfield, Mill Valley and Ross Valley fire departments were called to assist.

Firefighters were able to control the fire in about 90 minutes after the blaze burned portions of the building’s roof, eaves and attic areas, the chief said. The restaurant’s dining and kitchen areas sustained significant smoke, heat and water damage, Sinnott said.

The chief said the fire appears to have started near an oven flue exhaust pipe in an area of the building’s roof.

However, the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

Damage estimates were not available but Sinnott said the building remains structurally stable and should be ready for repairs and remodeling soon.

The chief credited the firefighters who spotted the blaze for their quick action in locating and attacking the blaze.

“Because few people are awake at this hour, this most likely prevented a delay in receiving a report of the fire and subsequently further damage to the building,” he said.

The Tavern at Lark Creek was built in the late 19th Century and served for decades as a home before it was converted into a restaurant in the 1970s, the fire chief said.state fire marshalls

Fire hits Lake Park restaurant » Local News » Valdosta Daily Times

LAKE PARK — At approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday when Kevin Johnson, general manager of the Sonny’s Bar-B-Q in Lake Park, walked through the kitchen, the lunch crowd had cleared and the crew was readying things for dinner.

That’s when Johnson saw the cooker doors burst open as though under pressure. Johnson took one look at the flames inside the cooker and the flames escaping and immediately evacuated everyone, getting them out to a safe distance and calling for help.

Firefighters with Lowndes County Fire Rescue responded, coming from stations three, two and 10.

There, they extinguished the flames and cleared out the smoke before starting their investigation.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” said Capt. Ken Carter of Lowndes County Fire Rescue. “It’s probably going to take us several more days to complete that … Given the scope of everything, I’d say there’s minor damage, confined to the cooker. Of course, minor is a relative term.”

With the investigation ongoing and the cooker damaged, it may be a few days before the Lake Park Sonny’s Bar-B-Q is back up and running.

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