Chesterfield restaurant reopens after 2013 fire – – Richmond, VA News


A restaurant closed by fire last year will re-open for business by the end of the month.

Carena’s Jamaican Grille on Midlothian Turnpike has had several set-backs lately. It was closed for renovations to update its look, in keeping with the rest of the construction on Midlothian Turnpike. Just a few months later, a kitchen fire forced it to close for several months.

The restaurant serves Jamaican-style food, near the former Clover Leaf Mall.

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Restaurant closed for day after small fire –

CHAMPAIGN — Crews responded to a fire at Kamakura Restaurant, in the 700-block of Neil Street, about 10:30 am, Wednesday. Authorities say the fire started when an employee heated oil in a pan and walked away from the stove for a short time.

By the time crews arrived, the fire was contained by the building’s safety system. No other nearby businesses were affected.

Firefighters accessed the roof to ventilate for smoke. Damage was limited to the kitchen, but the restaurant will not be open for business Wednesday.

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Kitchen Duct fire ‘a bloody mess’

sherwood hotel fireFlames burned through the roof of a Queenstown hotel after a fire broke out in its kitchen yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the fire at the Discovery Sherwood Hotel in Frankton Rd about 5.15pm.

Fire Service communications southern shift manager Karl Patterson said three fire engines from Queenstown and one from Frankton were called to the hotel, finding the kitchen area well alight when they arrived.

A witness to the fire said flames were coming out of the kitchen roof, leaving the building “a bloody mess”.

Queenstown fire chief Terry O’Connell said the fire had spread from the kitchen into the roof space, but firefighters had the flames under control after about 15 minutes.

“It probably looks worse than what is is.”

He estimated about 10 per cent of the kitchen area was damaged, although the space would be “out of action for a while”.

No-one was injured during the fire, he said.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

A fire investigator was expected to visit the scene last night or this morning, Mr O’Connell said.

Hotel manager Dave Philpott was unavailable for comment last night, but an employee said though there was damage to the kitchen and restaurant area, all guests and staff had been safely evacuated.

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kitchen hood Fire at Houlihan’s closes indefinitely

A fire in the kitchen area of the South side Houlihan’s has closed the restaurant indefinitely, according to Springfield Fire Marshall Kevin Binam.

Today’s fire was caused when a fire from a wood-burning grill grew and ignited grease and creosote in the hood above the grill, said Binam.

That caused combustible materials around the hood to catch fire. The fire damage was primarily contained to the area above the kitchen in the drop ceiling, said Binam.

Milestones evacuated after small grease fire

Milestones evacuated after small grease fire

By Stacey Escott

Diners at Milestones restaurant on the east Mountain got a surprise when a fire alarm went off and they had to leave the building.

Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, a small grease fire started in the kitchen but was quickly put out by fire crews using extinguishers.

Nine units were dispatched to the Paramount Drive and Upper Mount Albion Road location after a reported structure fire, but most units were sent back soon after they arrived.

The biggest difficulty crews had to deal with was some smoke in the restaurant, according to John Verbeek, assistant chief fire prevention officer.

Some firefighters stayed to help clear smoke from the building and check the vents above the cooking equipment.

There were no injuries.

And no damage estimate yet, but Verbeek expects it will be minimal.

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