60 people evacuated over Tempe restaurant fire

About 60 people were evacuated from a residential building after a fire broke out at a restaurant early Thursday morning in Tempe, according to officials.

The fire occurred at about 1:30 a.m. when a security guard heard a fire alarm sounding from a closed restaurant and discovered smoke inside the building near Seventh Street and Myrtle Avenue, according to Kevin Bailey, a Tempe Fire Department spokesman.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the small fire in the restaurant, and nearly 40 firefighters responded from Tempe, Scottsdale and Mesa as a precaution, Bailey said.

Crews also worked to fan out the smoke that had spread from the first floor restaurant to business suites in the second and third floors.

An adjoining residential building was evacuated for 45 minutes and affected 60 people, who were allowed to return home after firefighters determined their building was safe, Bailey said.

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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It caused an estimated $2 million in damage Grantville Restaurant fire still under investigation, state police say

State police continue to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed the Grantville Restaurant in East Hanover Township.

Trooper Rob Hicks, a state police official, said Thursday there was no new information to release on the Dec. 30 fire.

It caused an estimated $2 million in damage, Hicks said before. The intense fire also reached four alarms and required a response from firefighters in various parts of Dauphin County.

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The suppression system put it out, but there was heat and smoke extension into the hood and duct system Safeway kitchen fire – Central Kitsap Reporter

safe way fireAround 6:45 p.m., firemen from Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the Silverdale Safeway on Silverdale Way.

“It was a fire in a wok in the deli department,” said CKF&R Spokeswoman Ileana LiMarzi. “The suppression system put it out, but there was heat and smoke extension into the hood and duct system.”

Shoppers seemed unfazed and did not evacuate the store prior to the fire personnel arriving. No injuries were reported. Firemen climbed on top of the roof and inspected the kitchen as well for fire damage and safety concerns.

“The firefighters ensured everything was safe and the deli department is shut down for now,” LiMarzi said.

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Larkspur restaurant fire attributed to oven Duct imperative you have your kitchen ducts cleaned – Marinscope Community Newspapers : News

Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:58 pm

A two-alarm fire at an historic Larkspur restaurant over the weekend has been attributed to an oven flue exhaust pipe near the building’s roof, officials said.

While returning from a medical call at approximately 2:50 a.m. March 15, crew members with the Larkspur Fire Department noticed smoke and discovered a fire roaring at the Tavern at Lark Creek, Chief Bob Sinnott said.

The crew reportedly observed smoke coming from the second floor of the Victorian building at 234 Magnolia Ave., according to Sinnott. The fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm, and firefighters and crews from the Larkspur, Corte Madera, San Rafael, Kentfield, Mill Valley and Ross Valley 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, Sinnott said. The restaurant’s dining and kitchen areas also sustained significant smoke, heat and water damage.

Sinnott said the fire is believed to have originated near the oven flue as a result of heat build up. Damage estimates were not available, but the chief said the building is structurally stable and should be ready for repairs and remodeling soon.

No injuries were reported during the fire.

Sinnott 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 as a home for decades before it was converted into a restaurant in the 1970s.

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Flames coming through rooftop vents Fire damages downtown Greenville restaurant

The fire at Wild Wing Cafe in downtown Greenville was reported at 9:23 a.m., according to the Greenville Fire Department.

Flames coming through rooftop vents were visible from offices across the street.  The restaurant is in the same block as Barley’s Tap Room, Trappe Door and Luna Rosa.

Greenville Fire Battalion chief Richard Mullinax said the fire broke out in the kitchen in a ruptured gas line in the cooking area.   He said firefighters had to delay briefly until the gas was cut off.  He said once they were able to get inside to fight the fire, it was out within 8 to 10 minutes.

Mullinax said the common attics shared by businesses in the older downtown buildings pose a challenge for firefighters, but in this case, the fire was limited to Wild Wings.  He said Barley’s and other businesses may have some odor of smoke, but should likely be able to operate normally once the fire fighting operation is completed.

Trappe Door and Barley’s will both be open as usual Wednesday by happy hour.

Mullinax said that Wild Wing will be closed for repairs because there is smoke and water damage because the sprinkler system went off and helped keep the fire contained.

West Washington Street was closed between South Main and Richardson streets.