Restaurant Fire $250,000 worth of damage

MOUNT JOY, Pa. — A fire did about $250,000 worth of damage to Harvey’s Main Street Barbecue in Mount Joy, Lancaster County, on Thursday morning.

The fire started in the smoker area around 6 a.m. at the restaurant at 304 E. Main St., according to officials. Crews said heavy flames were coming from that area when they arrived.

A fire official said the restaurant’s smoker was operating when the fire started.

There is smoke and heat damage to the building, but no one was hurt.

Owner Harvey Schademan told News 8 that a good Samaritan knocked on the door of the restaurant to tell them there was a fire. Schademan said he has no idea who the person was.

Schademan said he believes the fire started outside and moved to the smoker. He said the kitchen sustained heavy damage. Schademan said he’ll continue to work the catering side of his business while they rebuild.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire breaks out in kitchen Destroy’s Duct hood system

Restaurant-fire boatFirefighters were called to the Bimini boatyard around 11 a.m. Thursday after reports of a fire at Bimini Boatyard in Fort Lauderdale.

Heavy smoke was seen coming from the roof of the building at 1535 SE 17th St. as fire crews arrived.

Fire officials said the blaze started in the kitchen and spread to the Kitchen hood system and ceiling of the building.

By looking at photo you can tell that it was not cleaned to NFPA 96: LOOK CLOSE AND YOU SEE GREASE DRIPPING DOWN DUCTS & Roof  we need strict laws to prevent this kind of fie that cause lives damage needless to say tons of money the insurance companies have to pay because of negligence.

Fire In Kitchen Exhaust Duct

A fire shut down South State Street and a Chinese restaurant Wednesday afternoon shortly before evening rush hour began.

Ukiah Valley Fire Authority Division Chief Kirk Thomsen said the fire was reported around 4:50 p.m. July 23 at the Golden Penny and China Express, and appeared to have started in the kitchen of the restaurant, located in the 700 block of South State Street.

Thomsen said flames were coming through the vents, and firefighters were cutting through the roof to gain access to the building’s attic.

Owner Jialing Wang said no one was eating at the restaurant at the time of the fire, which he said was the first at the restaurant since he opened it in 1998.

Wang said he did not know what caused the fire, and he also did not know when he would be able to open again.

Multiple fire engines, from both UVFA and Cal Fire, responded to the fire, as well as the Ukiah Police Department, and officers blocked off South State Street at East Gobbi Street while firefighters worked.