“…the preliminary investigation indicates the fire might have started with a motor on top of a walk in cooler but this is still under investigation…the outside structure is still standing but the bar fell into the basement and the dining room was destroyed by smoke damage…”
The Ridgewod Restaurant was severely damaged in an early morning fire, police said. Firefighters and police were called to the restaurant on Brooklyn Stanhope Road at 2:23 a.m. on Saturday by the owners, who said that they had left the business after closing to go out and when they returned they found smoke cinside, according to Lt. Thomas Kmetz, a police department spokesman.
Police arrived to find kitchen door was hot to the touch and they could heard popping noises coming from inside, Kmetz said. The fire department arrived on the scene and found that there was smoke coming out of every possible area of the building that it could get out of, Kmetz said.
Firefighters extinguished the fire but the middle floor where the bar used to be collapsed into the basement and the dining room was destroyed by smoke damage, Kmetz said.
The Hopatcong, Roxbury, Netcong, Mount Arlington and Stanhope fire departments all responded to the blaze. The restaurant specializes in Portugese and Italian cuisine.
For more: http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20130506/NJNEWS/305060057/Hopatcong-restaurant-severely-damaged-fire
“…Firefighters tried to cut the roof to keep the fire from spreading, but that effort failed…The Clinton Fire Department report estimated property losses at $300,000 and damage to contents at $250,000…”
A Thursday afternoon fire at the Motel 6 in Clinton that apparently spread from a mulch bed outside the building to the roof and attic damaged at least 20 rooms and caused an estimated $550,000 damage, authorities said.
The flames went up the side of the building and, driven by high winds, made it to the attic, where the fire burned through the roof, WYSH Radio in Clinton reported. Officials said at least 20 rooms were damaged by fire, and a large part of the rest of the building received smoke and water damage.
Firefighters used a ladder truck to spray water on the fire, and utility workers were called in to turn off power, natural gas, and hotel water. The American Red Cross responded to help the people staying at the hotel, which is owned by Rocky Daya of Clinton, the report said.
For more: http://oakridgetoday.com/2013/04/12/motel-6-fire-in-clinton-causes-estimated-550000-in-damages/
Ashes that weren’t properly disposed of caught the wood siding on fire this morning, causing around $20,000 in damage. The building had to be ventilated of smoke.
There’s some cleaning up to do before McGrath’s Fish House in Milwaukie can re-open for business.
A police officer patrolling the parking lot spotted the flames. Firefighters say make sure to put ashes in a non-combustible container of water to cool them before putting in the trash.
“…the fire was started by a gas leak at a fitting to a kitchen table, which had corroded, said Fire Captain Terry Seelig, department spokesman…a worker, who was cleaning the kitchen after the restaurant had closed, was treated at the scene for burns to the front of his body before being taken to a burn center…”
A 43-year-old man was taken to the hospital in serious condition Monday after he was burned while cleaning the kitchen of a ramen restaurant in the Mililani Town Center. The flash fire was ignited by a pilot light, which also activated the restaurant’s sprinkler system. The fire was brought under control by 10:30 p.m.
The fire and the water from the sprinkler system caused $25,000 worth of damage in the kitchen of New Genki Ramen at 95-1249 Meheula Parkway.
For more: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/193327801.html
“…all guests were evacuated and it took firefighters about 35 minutes to fully contain the flames which had reached into the third story and the attic of the hotel…Because of the drug-making substances that had caused the hotel explosion, a hazardous-materials crew and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were called in to investigate the illegal drug-making operation…”
An apparent drug-making operation in a hotel room caused a hotel explosion in San Diego on Wednesday shortly after 11 a.m. The explosion which happened in one of the hotel rooms blew out several windows and three walls, reported San Diego’s 10News on Jan. 30, 2013.
“An explosion apparently caused by an illicit drug-making process blew out walls and windows at a Midway-area hotel Wednesday and set part of it ablaze, leaving a young man gravely burned and two other people less severely hurt, authorities reported.”
The hotel explosion occurred in a hotel guest room on the second floor at the three-story Heritage Inn on Channel Way, just south of San Diego’s Interstate 8.
The man who was gravely injured during the hotel explosion had apparently lit a cigarette while using a butane spray can to try to extract hashish oil from marijuana. The flame from his lighter ignited the chemical fumes and caused them to detonate powerfully. The man who is in his early 20s suffered life-threatening burns.
Hash oil is made by packing finely ground stems and leaves of marijuana plants in a pipe and pouring butane through it. The liquid typically is then cooked on a stove to separate the butane. Hash oil averages about 15 percent THC, the chief intoxicant in marijuana. A drop or two is about as potent as a marijuana cigarette.
For more: http://www.examiner.com/article/illegal-drug-making-hotel-room-causes-hotel-explosion-san-diego
“…the structure had been renovated a number of times, creating created many crawl spaces and voids thorough which the flames spread. That made it difficult for firefighters to put out the fire…the fire appeared to have started near a storage room in the basement, burning through the first floor and then extending to the attic…”
A Goffle Road restaurant may be temporarily shuttered after a three-alarm fire spread from the basement to the attic early Sunday morning, causing significant damage to the interior, the borough’s fire chief said. Local volunteer firefighters rushed to La Cantina Restaurant shortly after 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, after a passerby walked into Engine Company No. 3 and told them that the restaurant was on fire, Fire Chief Joseph Speranza said.
About 30 to 35 firefighters responded to the Mexican restaurant — less than a quarter mile from the firehouse — to find heavy smoke coming from the building, Speranza said.
Firefighters battled the main blaze for about an hour and forty-five minutes, but spent a good portion of the morning chasing hot spots, he said.
For more: http://www.northjersey.com/hawthorne/La_Cantina_Restaurant_in_Hawthorne_might_be_temporarily_shuttered_after_fire.html
“…it appears the fire started in a bathroom fan on the motel’s second floor, although a direct cause wasn’t immediately identified…(firefighters) made an initial handline attack and were able to stop it from spreading south, but the fire did come around and spread indoors through the additional building…”
A metro Detroit motel that has been around since the 1960s is now a complete loss after fire tore through the building early Thursday morning. WWJ’s Ron Dewey reports the fire broke out around 2 a.m. at the Flamingo Motel on Groesbeck Highway in Fraser.
Firefighters from Fraser and Roseville responded and worked for about two hours before the fire was extinguished. Fraser Public Safety Lieutenant Dan Kolke said damage to the building is extensive.
All 10 of the motel’s occupants were able to get out safely and uninjured. Lilly Eilem said she saw the firetrucks outside her window, but didn’t put two and two together until she heard Meeks pounding on her door, telling her to get out.
Two firefighters were taken to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation.
For more: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/01/17/two-firefighters-injured-in-motel-fire/
“…When firefighters got to the scene, the cook there told them that he heard the hot water heater pop and that’s when they saw the fire… Crews immediately evacuated the restaurant and the surrounding businesses, but they also had to cut the gas off before they could put out the fire, which was located in the restaurant’s mechanical room…”
Fire officials said a hot water heater is to blame for a natural gas fire at a Chinese restaurant on the city’s northwest side. The fire broke out at about 4:18 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Hunan Chinese Restaurant.
Fire officials said this natural gas fire caused about $15,000 worth of damage.
Nobody was hurt in the fire and the surrounding businesses opened back up later that Sunday.
For more: http://www.ksat.com/news/Officials-Water-heater-causes-fire-at-Chinese-restaurant/-/478452/18116632/-/dt62eg/-/index.html
“…The fire started in an old sauna room on the first floor next to the main office…the room was being used by the owner for storage…several second-floor motel rooms received extensive smoke damage…”
The Travelodge on Rte. 9 in Natick was evacuated Saturday morning after a two-alarm blaze struck, forcing occupants outside and damaging several rooms. Fire Chief James Sheridan said the department responded to the 1350 Worcester St. motel after receiving multiple 911 calls for a fire beginning at 11:11 a.m.
Sheridan said the building was evacuated, as the first firefighters on the scene saw heavy smoke and fire. They aggressively suppressed the fire and knocked it down quickly.
Sheridan said the department struck a second alarm upon getting to the motel, with firefighters from Framingham and Wellesley covering the central station.
He estimated roughly $50,000 in damages to the concrete building. As of 1:30 p.m., the department was still cleaning up at the scene, he said.
“…The fire was found to have originated in a laundry room on the fourth floor of the hotel. The third and fourth floors sustained heavy water damage, as the sprinkler system helped to squelch the blaze…(additional firefighters were needed) to assist with getting materials that were burned and water-damaged out of the building…”
A Saturday night fire at the CBD’s Hotel Intercontinental (444 St. Charles Ave.) damaged the middle floors of the 14-story structure, and moved guests to a nearby ballroom, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
Firefighters went door-to-door at the 410 rooms to ensure that all guests evacuated the building. Initially, the fire was at two alarms, but the third and fourth alarms were struck to provide more manpower. A total of 31 trucks and 98 NOFD personnel were at the scene.
The fire was largely contained to the area where the fire originated, but smoke damage was reported on the floors above the fourth.
The fire was under control by 7:30 p.m. The only reports of injury in the blaze were from a guest who told authorities they were having trouble breathing. The guest refused medical assistance. The displaced guests were relocated to the second-floor ballroom in the Hilton New Orleans, which is located across St. Charles Ave.
For more: http://noladefender.com/content/four-ala76rm-fire-dam98ages-st-charles-ave-hotel