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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.

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.

Donovans restaurant to open in 3 months after million-dollar fire in kitchen exhaust system

This a prime example why you need to have your kitchen hood exhaust system cleaned.

Sweet basil restaurant still closed after kitchen fire since April 2014

Two restaurants. Two kitchen fires. Two forecasts for an early August reopening.

But as tends to happen, owners at Sweet Basil and Stroud’s are finding that it’s taking longer than they predicted to get their restaurants operating again.

Sweet Basil at 2424 N. Wood lawn been closed since early April, when a kitchen fire caused an estimated $400,000 damage.

The Italian restaurant is getting a total interior remodel, and owner Charli Singh has faced delays because of issues with placement of a grease interceptor.

Though he’d hoped to reopen in early August, he said, he’s just now taking bids from contractors and now says it’ll be October before the restaurant is ready.

“I thought I’d be open by now, to tell you the truth,” he said. “A lot of people are waiting.”

Meanwhile, it’s also taking Stroud’s, the family-style fried chicken place at 3661 N. Hillside, longer than anticipated to reopen.

A kitchen fire shut down the restaurant in early July. General Kevin Allis hoped the restaurant would be back in early August, but the updates provided on the restaurant’s Facebook page say it’s going to be early September.

I’ll let you know when both restaurants settle on opening dates.

That is more the reason restaurants or any cooking establishment wants to make sure they know how important it is to have a cleaning schedule.

The money that is being lost is a shame I emphasis its imperative that a commercial cooking site have routine inspections of their Kitchen exhaust systems and the cooking appliances.

This story is an example of what can go wrong but skipping corners it’s too late when a fire breaks out so I urge to have inspection plan put in place.

Pattaya Restaurant fire in duct work

A bizarre accident occurred at a Restaurant on Walking Street in South Pattaya late on Sunday Night which began with a Kitchen fire and ended with a worker sustaining a broken leg.

The incident occurred at the Lobster Pot Seafood Restaurant just after 11pm. According to one of the cooks, Khun Lodsukon aged 47, a fire began in an extractor vent, which is thought to have been caused by a faulty motor.

A fellow worker, Khun Neung aged 40, jumped on the cooker and tried to look inside the vent after a small fire was extinguished but then lost his footing and fell onto the floor.

He sustained a suspected broken leg which was later confirmed following an X-ray at Hospital. The vent motor has now been replaced and the restaurant are covering all medical bills for Khun Neung.