Marquette, MI – Restaurant kitchen fire extinguished with assistance from sprinkler system

Minor injuries were reported after a small stove flare up at a Marquette restaurant Saturday afternoon. At 4:01 p.m., the Marquette City Fire Department was dispatched to the Border Grill restaurant at 800 North Third Street on a report of an explosion. As fire crews arrived to the scene, the building was being evacuated. Restaurant staff explained that a small explosion had occurred in the back kitchen area on top of a stove. The building’s sprinkler system, along with the stove’s Ansul system, quickly extinguished the fire that occurred as a result of the explosion. Fire crews secured the building and assisted the Border Grill staff with removing the water from the building to keep water damage to a minimum. Crews cleared the scene at 4:57 p.m. Two minor injuries were reported in the incident. The cause of the explosion and fire remain under investigation

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