Perkins fire in Whitehall Township grows to second alarm

Perkins fire in Whitehall Township grows to second alarm at Routes 145 and 22 | lehighvalleylive.com

Firefighters are responding to a two-alarm fire this evening at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery on MacArthur Road (Route 145) in Whitehall Township, according to emergency radio broadcasts.

The fire was reported shortly after 5:20 p.m. at the eatery near Route 22.

Flames were seen on the roof, according to first responders’ broadcasts, who relayed that the restaurant’s fire-protection system is limited to sprinklers in the ceiling.

A ladder truck was being brought in to assist.

The incident had grown to a second alarm, meaning more crews are needed, by 5:34 p.m., broadcasts indicate.

PPL Electric Utilities and UGI Utilities Inc. were also responding.

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Business | City of New York, Commercial Cooking Exhaust System Cleaning, Exhaust hood, Grease Filters, Exhaust Duct.

Fire Department regulations require that exhaust systems used in commercial cooking establishments such as restaurants, hospitals, hotels, schools, employee cafeterias and other food-service locations be inspected and cleaned at least once every three months under the personal supervision of a person holding a Certificate of Fitness for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Technician (W-64 / F-64).

Exhaust systems are made up of hoods, filters, grease removal devices, ducts, fans, pollution control devices and other equipment used to exhaust smoke, grease-laden vapors and fumes from a building.

An owner or operator of a commercial cooking establishment may elect to hire an employee who has a Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Technician (W-64 / F-64) Certificate of Fitness, or to have an existing employee obtain a Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Technician (W-64 / F-64) Certificate of Fitness to perform the inspection and cleaning of the exhaust system.

Or, the owner or operator can hire an FDNY certified exhaust system cleaning company, which will employ inspecting and cleaning staff with valid Certificates of Fitness for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Technician (W-64 / F-64).

A record of the inspection and cleaning of the exhaust system, indicating the date of the cleaning, and the name and Certificate of Fitness number of the individual supervising the cleaning must be maintained at the premises.

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Fire closes food court restaurant | Pacific Daily News | guampdn.com

food court fireOne of the Micronesia Mall food court vendors remains closed after a fire that occurred yesterday morning.

Around 9:30 a.m., a small fire erupted at of one of the food court’s vendors, Veggie & Seafood, according to Vic Lo, the mall’s manager.

The fire, he said, spread to the vendor’s range hood, which removes airborne grease, fumes and smoke created when cooking.

“Because (the hood) was full of oil, it aggregated (a fire),” Lo said. “The fire department came over and started to put it out.”

While no one was hurt during the fire, Lo said, there was damage to the ceilings and the ducts.

Lo said the Guam Fire Department also checked the other food court vendors’ range hoods for similar issues.

“It resorted to some of them should clean it and everything,” Lo said. “Although they are permitted to reopen and sell the food they had cooked, they had to clean their hood. They have to be reinspected.”

The incident was deemed under control sometime before 10 a.m., Lo said, with the mall remaining closed until everything was cleared for safety.

However, Veggie & Seafood will remain closed until the vendor is reinspected, according to Marilou Scroggs, environmental public health officer for the Department of Public Health and Social Services environmental health division.

The vendor will have to contact Public Health when its ready for an inspection, she said.

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