Restaurant kitchen fires are a serious concern. Taking all the precautions against kitchen fires is a great way to invest in your restaurant business. Consider a recent article for NBC San Diego titled “Fire Rips Through Lakeside’s Eastbound Bar & Grill.”
Liz Bryant and Monica Garske of NBC San Diego write, “A popular bar and restaurant in the heart of Lakeside was heavily damaged early Saturday morning when a fire ripped through the business. The blaze sparked around 4:10 a.m. at the eatery located at 10053 Maine Ave. A delivery driver making his rounds in the area called 911 when he noticed smoke stemming from the roof. Lakeside resident Bill Prorok lives around the corner from the restaurant and told NBC 7 he heard what sounded like an explosion and then saw flames erupting from the roof of Eastbound Bar & Grill. With the Lakeside fire station just minutes away, crews rushed to the scene. Flames engulfed the kitchen, destroying everything in their path. No one was inside the business when the fire broke out and no one was injured. Eastbound Bar & Grill owner Ben Clevenger told NBC 7 he believes the fire was accidental, possibly caused by faulty electrical wiring in a freezer. The eatery has been in business for six years and employs a staff of about 50 people. Staffers will be temporarily out of work until the restaurant can be repaired and reopened. Clevenger said his business is a big part of the Lakeside community, always hosting fundraisers and supporting local causes. Thus, its closure will be felt throughout the area. Fire officials said the blaze is under investigation. The cause has not yet been determined by officials. Another business near the restaurant also sustained some fire damage, officials said.”
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