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Fire Suppression, Closings, and Reopenings

Kitchen Cooking

Restaurants worry about a number of hazards. Chief among them are kitchen fires. Consider a recent article for the Kent Reporter titled “Kitchen fire closes restaurant.”

The author of the article writes, “A restaurant in the 25400 block of 104th Avenue Southeast was evacuated Friday evening after calls to 911 reported large plumes of black smoke coming from the strip mall business. Firefighters from the Kent Regional Fire Authority and the Renton Fire Department were dispatched at 6:17 p.m. to the India House restaurant when they found a kitchen fire that had largely been contained by the hood and duct fire suppression system. Employees had also used several portable fire extinguishers on the fire. The entire strip mall, which contained three large retail stores and a tavern, was evacuated as a precaution until firefighters could confirm that the fire had not spread to any other businesses. None of the other businesses was affected aside from a small amount of smoke.”

FOX 5 also takes a look at kitchen fires in a recent article titled “BBQ restaurant owner vows to reopen after kitchen fire.” According to the author of the article, “A popular BBQ food and burger restaurant in the College Area, just outside La Mesa, was damaged by a fire Sunday morning and the owners plan to open again soon. A passerby noticed smoke and flames coming from Ranchwood BBQ and Catering located at 7229 El Cajon Blvd. at about 6:45 a.m. and called 9-1-1, San Diego Fire Rescue Capt. Joe Amador said. It took a joint first alarm response of about 25 firefighters from San Diego and Heartland Fire 20 minutes to put out the fire. The fire was caused by food being left unattended in the oven. Damage was estimated at $50,000 to the building and $25,000 to the contents.”

When it comes to fire suppression systems for your kitchen, we’ve got you covered at HoodMart, your one stop hood exhaust hood shop for high quality commercial and restaurant kitchen exhaust, grease, odor and fume ventilation equipment. At HoodMart, every commercial kitchen exhaust hood and ventilation system is available with pre-piped fire suppression.

Furthermore, our entire product lineup of Stainless Steel, Hybrid, Makeup-Air and Ventless Exhaust Range Hoods are guaranteed to pass all state and local codes. Our Exhaust Hoods are built to NFPA 96 Standards, are ETL Listed, and comply with UL 710 Standards.

No matter what hood exhaust and kitchen fire suppression system needs you might have, look no further than HoodMart!

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