Boulder, CO – Sprinkler system contains fire in kitchen area of restaurant; Firefighters fully extinguish blaze

Boulder Fire Rescue responded to a small fire that broke out in the kitchen of Foolish Craig’s in downtown Boulder on Wednesday night.  Battalion Chief Dave Gelderloos said a Boulder police officer called in the fire at about 8:26 p.m. after he heard and alarm and smelled smoke in the area.  A ladder truck, four engines and an ambulance were dispatched to the restaurant at 1611 Pearl St., Gelderloos said.  He said a sprinkler system in the restaurant contained the fire to the kitchen area, and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a small fire that was still burning. A ladder truck was brought in to check the roof of the building.  The cause of the fire was not immediately known, and Gelderloos said no one was hurt.  Boulder police temporarily shut down Pearl Street between 16th Street and 17th Street, as well as the alley on the northside of the restaurant, while the fire was being extinguished. It was reopened by 10 p.m.

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