Richardson Restaurant Catches Fire | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 • Updated at 8:47 AM CST
A restaurant in Richardson is closed following an early morning fire Thursday.
Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill located in the 1600 block of N. Central Expressway caught fire in the middle of the night.According to Richardson Fire Battalion chief Kenneth Jacks, the fire was spotted by a passing motorist. The Richardson Fire Department also said that the roof of the building was Spanish tile which caused it to collapse into the center of the restaurant after catching fire. Fadi’s had been under renovation for the past year and has been open one month, according to Jacks.
The fire occurred during off hours and no one was hurt. Fire crews are standing by to make sure the hot spots stay out.
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2:42 pm on August 12, 2014 | Permalink
Dallas firefighters spent some of Tuesday afternoon dealing with a three-alarm fire at the Dallas Chop House at the foot of the Comerica Bank Tower in downtown Dallas. (Andy Jacobsohn/Staff photographer)
[Editor’s note: This item is being updated regularly.]
Update at 9:56 p.m. by Julie Fancher: The cause of the three-alarm fire at Dallas Chop House has not yet been determined, Jason Evans, a spokesman for Dallas-Fire Rescue, said.
Evans said when crews arrived at the restaurant around 2:30 p.m, on the first floor of the Comerica Bank building, they found a fire in the kitchen area that had made it’s way into the over-head ventilation system.
Evans said that crews evacuated at least the first three floors, but that no injuries had been reported.
Evans said the damage was isolated mostly to the kitchen area, but that it took a “significant amount of time” to clear smoke from the building.
Original post: Dallas firefighters spent some of their Tuesday afternoon battling a three-alarm fire in downtown, at the Dallas Chop House in the Comerica Bank Tower on Main Street. But according to Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans, by 3:20 p.m. firefighters had contained the blaze and are now working to ventilate the eatery and determine what sparked the fire.
The fire was initially reported at 2:25, and the call came from the restaurant, says Evans. Initial units on the scene reported seeing white smoke coming from the front of the building.
According to Chop House workers, the fire started in the kitchen. Evans confirms.
Fourteen engines and six ambulances were on the scene at one point, though there have been no reports of any injuries.
The ground floor to the 20th floor of the Comerica Bank Tower was initially evacuated, but by 3:14 p.m. people were being allowed back in. Earlier, a woman in the property management office on the 33rd floor says they have been told Dallas Fire-Rescue “has everything under control, and we have not made an announcement to evacuate the building.”
Workers say the bank tower had a fire drill just today. It’s also worth noting: All high-rise fires immediately begin as two-alarms.
All streets around Comerica Bank Tower were reopened just before 5 p.m.
Staff writer Stephanie Embree contributed to this report.
“You’ll never be able to tell that it happened,” says Bryan Hantes, director of operations for Nick and Sam’s Grill and Coal Vines.
He’s speaking about the small fire Sunday in the chimney of the Park Cities restaurant. No one was hurt and the fire was contained on the roof, but the restaurant has been temporarily closed for three days while a crew extracts the smoke smell from the interior.
Nick and Sam’s Grill reopens Wednesday at 5 p.m. for dinner, Hantes says. Lunch starts back up on Thursday.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Firefighters battled a blaze at a restaurant in northwest Dallas on Tuesday morning. Crews were first called to the scene at about 5:30 a.m. after reports of flames and smoke at Babe’s Sports Lounge, located in the 3000 block of West Northwest Highway.
The flames and smoke were coming from the restaurant’s back door. Firefighters cut holes into the building to help release smoke and gain better access to the fire. The blaze was extinguished rather quickly, with most of the structure still intact.
Investigators have now started trying to determine the cause of the fire. There were no reports of injuries.
Posted on October 13, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 5:03 PM
A two-alarm fire damaged two businesses in historic downtown Plano early Sunday morning.
The fire was reported at Zanata restaurant at 1022 East 15th Street. At least one other business in the same building suffered minor damage.
The Plano Fire Department said the fire was under control by 8 a.m.
According to its website, Zanata restaurant features a wood-burning oven, but the source of the fire remains under investigation.