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Famous Burgers Catches Fire Early Monday Morning

A Long Beach restaurant in the area of Anaheim St. and Gladys Ave. caught fire early this morning.

Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) people responded to the Famous Burgers restaurant, at 2841 E. Anaheim St., at about 1:24AM for a smoke investigation, said LBFD spokesman Jake Heflin.

According to Heflin, the arriving unit discovered a fire contained in the restaurant’s kitchen, and extra units and a fire engine were called to the scene.

Firefighters found heavy smoke damage throughout the restaurant, and were able to put out the fire by 1:43AM.

There were no reports of anyone inside the building at the time of the fire nor report of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this point, Heflin said, and the investigation is ongoing. We will update this story as we learn more.

Fire damages southeast Houston restaurant and pub

A fire at a shopping center damaged both a restaurant and the pub next door.It happened around 1:30am off Scarsdale and Beamer in southeast Houston.

Firefighters say a fire broke out in the kitchen of the Papa Gayos Mexican Cantina.

The flames spread to the roof and then into Scotty’s Pub next door.There were not any injuries, both businesses sustained damage due to the smoke and fire.

Update on Elkhorn Kitchen fire was from grease build up in duct loss $500,000-$1million

ELKHORN—The fire that ripped through Abell’s Restaurant and Lounge on Friday morning caused between $500,000 and $1 million damage, Elkhorn Fire Department Chief Rod Smith said.

The cause of the fire at N 6427 Highway 12 appears to be accidental, Smith said. The findings are preliminary because the investigation by the fire department and insurance company is not complete.

The fire began at about 4:50 a.m. in the restaurant’s kitchen and probably was fed by grease built up through the years in the ceiling and ventilation spaces, Smith said earlier.

Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents looked over the damage Friday.Smith said having federal agents at the scene is not unusual after a commercial fire with a large loss.

“It doesn’t mean just because they’re here it’s a criminal investigation,” Smith said. “It’s just a big dollar loss, and they have more ability and more resources to tap into for that type of investigation and loss.”

The business is owned by Ryan Ahearn and Mike Kapitan. Smith said the owners are waiting for a final damage total before deciding whether to rebuild.

“They haven’t made any decisions at this time as they don’t know what the effects and loss … They’re looking at their options,” Smith said.

At the scene of the fire Friday, several people said Abell’s was the local gathering place.The Red Cross is helping two families who lived in apartments attached to the business, Smith said.

Kitchen fire at Aurora Burger King causes $30K in damages

AURORA A kitchen fire at a Burger King restaurant in west suburban Aurora caused $30,000 in damages Monday night.

Firefighters arrived at the Burger King in the 2800 block of East New York Street at 6:45 p.m. and found heavy smoke in the rear of the restaurant, according to a statement from the Aurora Fire Department.

A fryer fire was quickly put out with dry chemical extinguishers and contained to the kitchen, according to the department.No one was hurt in the blaze.

Damages to the restaurant are estimated at $30,000, according to the fire department.

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