Seemingly, no week goes by without news of multiple kitchen fires. These incidents are far too common and yet they are also quite preventable with the proper fire suppression system. Consider a recent article for WRAL titled “Durham restaurant reopens after kitchen fire.”
The author of the article writes, “Bullock's BBQ opened its doors Friday for the first time in a little more than a week after a fire forced the restaurant to close its doors. Tommy Bullock’s family opened the restaurant in 1952. Over the years it’s become a culinary landmark, a go-to place for generations of families. ‘I don’t have the words to explain to you the heartfelt thanks I feel for these customers patronizing this restaurant,’ Bullock said. Last week, a kitchen fire temporarily shut down the popular eatery, forcing regular customers to dine elsewhere. ‘We know the waitresses, always the same waitresses,’ said Warren Faircloth. ‘We enjoy coming. It feels like its home.’ The Bullocks’ credit everyone from the firefighters to the dedicated staff for getting the restaurant back open within days of the fire.”
ABC 13 Eyewitness News also takes a look at a recent kitchen fire in an article titled “FIRE RUINS KITCHEN OF MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTHWEST HOUSTON.” According to the author of the article writes, “The good news is that the Taqueria Mexico Lindo was not open when the fire started. The bad news is the fire caused quite a bit of damage inside. Firefighters got the call at about 8am. When they arrived, flames were shooting through the roof. Firefighters say they were able to get this under control very quickly, but the flames were so intense the kitchen area is a total loss. HFD Chief Mo Davis said, ‘There is so much damage in there right now it is pretty hard to see. The kitchen is totally messed up, there is so much stuff on it and we try not to move much around before arson can get to it and find the origin better than us.’ Arson investigators are trying to figure out how this started. The restaurant was not open when the fire started.”
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