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Fire In Morton’s Kitchen Duct Work

According to Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Deputy Chief Harry Scherer, the fire originated in ventilation duct work in the restaurant’s kitchen that had been cleaned earlier in the day.

“[Firefighters] found the wind pushing a lot of smoke around and it was suspected in the restaurant at Morton’s, and someone from the restaurant did say that there was a fire in the kitchen, and we found it in the ventilation duct work,” said Deputy Chief Scherer.

The cleaning of the duct work was routine maintenance, Deputy Chief Scherer said.

Officials say about 25 employees were inside at the time of the fire, but no customers were there yet. All of the employees were able to get out on their own.One employee said the fire was in the main broiler where the steaks are cooked.

“We were standing in the restaurant having a meeting and somebody said the broiler was on fire, and we went in and there was smoke smoldering from above the hood from above the broiler,” he said.

He said some of the employees grabbed fire extinguishers, but the smoke became too heavy. “Everybody got scared at first, but once we saw the smoke outside, then management said we got to get out,” he added.

“So we just all moved out into the street.”Deputy Chief Scherer said crews managed to put out the fire quickly, but it did cause a substantial amount of damage inside.“There’s some smoke and water damage from extinguishing the fire,” Deputy Chief Scherer said.

“The ventilation system itself had to be dismantled to gain access to extinguish the fire. The fire was confined to the duct work. ”No cost estimates for repairs have been released at this time.

And no injuries were reported. But it could have been a lot worse. Deputy Chief Scherer said early detection of the fire and crews getting on scene quickly kept it from spreading.

“When it comes to fire spread, it could spread in any direction, so the good news is we were in quarters and able to get on scene quickly and extinguish the fire,” Deputy Chief Scherer said. Some smoke did make its way over to Heinz Hall, but nothing else was affected.

Deputy Chief Scherer said officials there opened the doors to ventilate building, and Saturday evening events are going on there as planned.Back over at Morton’s, the restaurant will remain closed until the Allegheny County Health Department can come out and check the building.

Officials say they are trying to arrange that for Sunday. There’s no word on how long repairs will take.

Building evacuated after fire breaks out in restaurant kitchen and travels up duct.

Around 100 people were evacuated from a eight-storey building on George Street after a fire broke out in its basement on Tuesday.

Firefighters said the fire started in the kitchen of the Emperor’s Choice Chinese restaurant just before 4pm and spread to the roof via an outside flue.

The fire broke out in the building’s basement and spread to the roof. Photo: Anouska Knox”The fire’s occurred in a downstairs area in a restaurant and has traveled up the chimney, or the flue, up the outside and onto the roof,”

Fire & Rescue NSW Superintendent Ian Krimmer said.

Advertisement Huge plumes of dark smoke and a flame on the outside of the building could be seen from nearby office buildings and the footpath on what is one of Sydney’s busiest streets.

An office worker who did not want to be named said he saw the fire from an adjacent building and left the area because it smelled “toxic”. He said the flame went up in a matter of minutes.

The building alight on George St. Photo: Supplied By around 4.30pm the blaze was out, and by around 5pm firefighters were allowing people back into the building.

Superintendent Krimmer said firefighters were on the scene within two minutes and it was due to that rapid response that the fire was quickly contained.

He said there was fire damage to the kitchen and some water damage to the restaurant. They do not know what caused the fire to start.Witnesses said an external pipe on the building looked to have caught fire.

Photo: Troy KnoxThe Transport Management Centre said one northbound lane closed on George Street, but by 6pm had reopened.There was heavy northbound traffic near Margaret St.

Structure Fire at The Gazebo Restaurant in Beach Haven Ruled Accidental

The Gazebo Restaurant, located in Schooner’s Wharf in Beach Haven, suffered a structure fire at the start of Labor Day weekend Friday, Aug. 29, around 11 a.m.

About 25 firefighters from the Beach Haven and Ship Bottom fire departments responded to the scene. The fire, which was contained to the kitchen’s exhaust hood, was ruled accidental by the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office.

“The suppression system that’s in the hood system extinguished the fire. The fire departments just did precautionary measures afterwards,” explained Bill Gee, deputy fire marshal.

Small pockets of fire, farther up the hood toward the roof, had to be extinguished, said Beach Haven Fire Chief Matt Letts.“For the most part, it was pretty fast to put out,” he said.

“The biggest issue that we had was trying to find the trapped pockets of fire inside the wall.”Emil Delettoe, owner of The Gazebo Restaurant, said he was able to open up again six hours later.

Massive blaze breaks out at popular pub spread threw Duct work

A blistering blaze ripped through a popular pub in Midtown’s Theater District Saturday, authorities said.

The fire erupted in the kitchen of Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant on W. 45th St. near Seventh Ave. at 5:32 p.m. and quickly spread through the building’s duct work, officials said.

More than 100 firefighters were called in to put out blazes in both the first and third floors, officials said.

The fire was deemed under control just after 7 p.m.

Workers and patrons ran out of the bar before the fire spread too far.

One firefighter was treated at the scene for a minor injury, officials said.

A second man was also injured, but refused medical aid.The FDNY was investigating what sparked the fire Saturday night.

1-Alarm Kitchen grease Fire Damages Mexican Restaurant

A one-alarm fire caused damage but no injuries at a Martinez restaurant this morning, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said.

Fire crews responded around 9:05 a.m. to reports of a kitchen fire at Cinco de Mayo, located within a shopping center at 514 Center St., according to Fire Inspector Steve Aubert.

Kitchen staff who had been inside preparing food for the day were able to safely evacuate before crews arrived on scene, according to Aubert.

No injuries were reported in the fire. Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting through the back of the restaurant, Aubert said. He said the blaze appears to have started as a grease fire in the kitchen and spread upward.

Firefighters got the fire under control in about 15 minutes, Aubert said. The exact cause of the blaze remains under investigation and it is unknown when the eatery will be able to reopen.