Rochester fire investigators are looking into the cause of an early morning fire Friday that caused damage to a business and nearby condominiums. No injuries were reported in the second-alarm fire at about 1:30 a.m. at Side Bar located downtown at 242 South Avenue. … Continue Reading »
Des Moines fire captain Randy Jones said the grease fire began once a hot pan was transferred from a stovetop to a sink. Sprinklers installed in the ceiling put out the flames, but the eatery, located at 310 Court Ave., had to be evacuated and closed for the day — about three hours earlier than usual.… Continue Reading »
Merchants in downtown Nashville is indefinitely closed due to a fire on Thursday morning. The Nashville Fire Department responded to the Broadway establishment during the 8 a.m. hour to put out the fire. The owners of Merchants said there was a small fire on the third floor kitchen caused by a smoker.… Continue Reading »
A small grease fire at Souris Regional School sent students home on Wednesday. The fire started around 11:15 a.m. in the home economics lab, says John Cummings, director of corporate services with the Public Schools Branch. The fire was quickly extinguished before firefighters arrived. … Continue Reading »
A Lake Zurich family is receiving assistance from the American Red Cross after a fire damaged part of their two-story townhome Sunday. The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded to the blaze at around 6:47 p.m. on Sunday. The building’s sprinkler system activated and aided fire units, keeping the flames from spreading further, according to a news release. … Continue Reading »
Cosumnes Fire investigators determined that a discarded cigarette sparked a fire that damaged the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse on May 11. The restaurant was evacuated that night and it was reopened the next day. No injuries were reported.