Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Commercial Fire at 70th and Pacific Ave

Incident Date: 1/12/2011
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 7034 Pacific Ave
Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire

Narrative: At 7:14 a.m. TFD responded to a reported commercial structure fire.

The first arriving companies found smoke and flames showing from the roof area of a teriyaki restaurant.  Crews made entry and quickly extinguished the fire that had broke out in the kitchen area.  They also checked for fire extension into the roof area and to the neighboring businesses.  

The fire activated the commercial kitchen fire suppression system, which significantly reduced the damage to the business and helped prevent the fire from spreading to the other businesses in the building.

The cause of the fire was an overheated deep fat fryer, resulting in an estimated $12,500 damage to the building and it's contents.  There were no injuries to report.