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Injuries, Damages, and Kitchen Fires

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Some restaurant owners may be wondering whether investing in top quality hood exhaust systems is really worth it. All you need to consider is all the injuries and damages you can save yourself from. Consider a recent article for the Hamilton Spectator titled “Critical injuries after kitchen fire.”

The author of the article writes, “A resident was rushed to hospital with critical injuries after a kitchen fire in a home in central St. Catharines Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m., firefighters were called to a structure fire at 120 Dufferin St. E. Crews found a male with critical injuries from a fire that started in the kitchen. Firefighters quickly put out the fire, and the male was taken to hospital by paramedics. The fire department has not determined the cause of the fire and the Office of the Fire Marshal, as well as Niagara Regional Police, are investigating.”

WISN 12 also explores the damages associated with kitchen fires in a recent article titled “Kitchen fire damages apartment unit.” The author of the article writes, “The South Shore Fire Department was dispatched to 1331 Oakes Road at 5:51 p.m. Police helped evacuate the 12-unit apartment complex. Occupants of the building directed firefighters to an apartment in the rear of the building. Upon forcing entry, firefighters encountered flames and heavy smoke in the kitchen. The fire was declared under control at 6:19 p.m. The apartment unit’s occupants were not home at the time of the fire. No injuries to tenants or firefighters were reported. The Red Cross was called in to assist the occupants of the unit that had a fire by making alternative housing arrangements. None of the other apartment units in the building was affected. The fire was determined to have started near or on the kitchen counter, but an exact cause had not been determined due to the extent of damage, which included heat and smoke damage to the first floor and significant smoke damage to the second floor. The preliminary damage estimate is $40,000 to the building and 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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