Rockpool staff praised after kitchen fire in Duct

FIREFIGHTERS have praised staff at renowned Sydney restaurant Rockpool, who evacuated the premises after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

Twenty firefighters were called to the upmarket restaurant on Hunter Street after the blaze broke out on Wednesday evening.

The kitchen was extensively damaged by the fire, which spread to the ducting of the building.

About 50 staff and 100 customers were evacuated from the restaurant area, with all of them accounted for.

NSW Fire and Rescue Superintendent Paul Johnstone said no one was injured.

“The evacuations went well,” he told Macquarie Radio.

“The whole firefighting operation (was) quite difficult, fighting these fires that spread through the ducting.”

He described the firefighting effort as “a good job by all the fire crews on scene and also the staff of the restaurant that seemed to evacuate everyone so well”.

via Rockpool staff praised after kitchen fire | The Australian.

Fire damages Sweet Basil restaurant near 21st and Woodlawn | Wichita Eagle

Fire crews responded to a restaurant fire early Wednesday morning in northeast Wichita.

The fire call came in at 4:16 a.m., a Sedgwick County 911 dispatcher said.

Sweet Basil, an Italian restaurant at 2424 N. Woodlawn, was reporting a systems alarm at the building, according to Lt. Joe Evans with the Wichita Fire Department. But when the call was investigated, crews discovered smoke and called for extra units.

Crews were soon battling flames and smoke which caused an estimated $250,000 in damage to the structure and $150,000 to the restaurant’s contents, Evans said.

The cause of fire is still under investigation.

Crews respond to small kitchen fire at downtown restaurant – why u need to make sure fire suppression systems works

Working  Kitchen Fire Suppression Sytem 1Crews respond to small kitchen fire at downtown restaurant

Posted: Apr 02, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

Updated: Apr 02, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Fire crews responded to The Rarebit on King Street Wednesday morning.

According to Charleston Fire Department officials,crews arrived just before 9:30 a.m. to find an appliance had caught fire.

A spokesperson with CFD said an employee had already tried to use an extinguisher to put out the fire in the grill/oven unit while an employee from the business next door activated the kitchen’s hood suppression system.

When fire crews arrived, they finished putting the fire out and found that the damage was contained to the appliance. No injuries were reported.

Charleston Police Department, and Charleston County EMS also responded.

via Crews respond to small kitchen fire at downtown restaurant – WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 – Charleston News, Sports, Weather.