Fire damages Croton’s Samurai Restaurant

CROTON-ON-HUDSON – A suspected grease fire spread into the ceiling of the Samurai Sushi & Steakhouse restaurant Tuesday, fire officials said.

“We had what started as a grease fire in the kitchen and when I arrived, we had fire through the roof, about 20 feet in the air,” Croton Assistant Fire Chief Matt Mansfield said.

Firefighters stretched two lines and fought the 352 S. Riverside Ave. fire from inside, quickly knocking down the flames, he said. No one was injured.

The response to the 11:05 a.m. blaze was fast, in part, because the Croton Fire Department has a firehouse on Wayne Street, just around the corner from the restaurant.

Westchester County fire investigators were called in, although the blaze is not suspicious.

“At this point, it appears accidental, what started as a cooking fire,” Mansfield said. “But Cause and Origin is here and they’ll make the final determination.”

Croton firefighters were assisted at the scene by crews from Ossining and Buchanan, while crews from Mohegan Lake and the Montrose VA Fire Department stood by for Croton, even handling a second call while this was in progress, Mansfield said.

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Church’s Fried Chicken restaurant fire Faulty Equipment

dirty_restaurant fryersChurch’s Fried Chicken restaurant fire


Published on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 15:00

Written by YFD

Yuma, Arizona – Today, just before 10:00am, a fire was reported inside the Church’s Fried Chicken restaurant at 2420 South 4th Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke coming from the building and flames visible inside. Firefighters entered the building and quickly extinguished the fire they found in the kitchen.

The fire damage was contained to the kitchen.

There were three employees in the business at the time the fire started. They reported seeing flames coming out from under a commercial fryer. The employees were able to safely evacuate the building prior to the arrival of YFD personnel.

The fire appears to have originated in the cooking equipment and the cause is under investigation. The business is closed while repairs are conducted.

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Kitchen Fire at Restaurant Why you need to check the fire suppression system

04/07/2014 | Mike Erfert, Public Information Officer

On Sunday April 6, 2014, just before 10:00 A.M., a report of a kitchen fire was received from the Chretin’s Mexican Food restaurant, 505 East 16th Street. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found light smoke coming from the building and the employees had evacuated the building.

Firefighters entered the building to find a cast iron skillet on the stove with flames (between 2 to 3 feet high) coming from it. The fire was quickly extinguished before it could spread to surrounding equipment. There were no injuries and investigators were looking into why the automatic extinguishing system in the stove hood did not discharge.

The restaurant was temporarily closed for repairs to the stove’s fire suppression system.

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