A kitchen fire damaged Centralia’s Casa Ramos restaurant Saturday night, according to the Riverside Fire Authority. Smoke was reported coming from the restaurant in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue at 11:56 p.m. Saturday. The business was closed and no employees were at the location. Deputies from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office were at the scene and confirmed seeing smoke in the bar area. Firefighters forced entry and found a small fire burning on the floor near a “large natural gas burner,” according to the RFA.
The restaurant’s sprinkler system extinguished most of the fire, and firefighters used a small amount of water to take care of the rest. The kitchen sustained heat and smoke damage. According to the RFA, the building’s owner believed the business would be open the following day. The fire is not considered suspicious, but the cause is under investigation, according to the RFA. The Chehalis Fire Department, West Thurston Regional Fire Authority and the Centralia Police Department also responded.