Dallas Restaurant Damaged by Fire
A Dallas restaurant must close its doors after a kitchen fire Friday night. The fire started in the kitchen at Kalachandji's Restaurant and Palace, which is located just below a Hare Krishna temple near Graham and Fairview Avenues. The restaurant played host to a celebration Friday night, Dallas Fire-Rescue says after the kitchen closed a cook top was left on. "There happened to a wok of cooking oil, we believe that contributed to the fire, the damage and the fire," said Dallas Captain Paul Martin. Fire officials said while the fire was put out quickly the restaurant suffered tens of thousands of dollars in damage. The temple above suffered only smoke damage.
| Saturday, May 19, 2012 | Updated 9:04 AM CST
Fire Forces Evacuation of NorthPark Center
Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a two-alarm fire at NorthPark Center in Dallas on Monday morning.
At about 10:30 a.m., smoke was visible coming from the roof after a fire at the Panda Express in the food court spread into a small attic space.
Firefighters were soon spotted on the roof, cutting a hole into the roof above the food court to battle the fire. Meanwhile, the mall was evacuated.
DFR said a grease fire started at the restaurant and spread through the Vent-a-Hood into the attic. Employees unsuccessfully tried to put out the fire.
Firefighters reported after breaching the roof at 10:55 a.m. that the fire was under control and smoke was being vented from the building.
Shoppers were allowed to return to the mall at about 11:45 a.m. The food court, except for Panda Express, also opened to customers.
In a statement released to the media, NorthPark Center said it evacuated the mall out of an abundance of caution.
Damage to the mall is estimated to be $10,500.
No injuries were reported.
By Alice Wolke | MYFOXDFW.COM
MESQUITE, Texas - Hundreds of onlookers slowed down on I-635 to watch the Chili's restaurant burning near Town East Mall in Mesquite during Tuesday's morning rush hour.
The restaurant was first reported on fire about 4:30 a.m., but flames were still shooting out of the roof by 7:45 a.m. as firefighters used ladder trucks to shoot water onto structure.
No one was inside the restaurant when the blaze began, so Mesquite Fire Department called only two alarms on the fire. No injuries have been reported.
Traffic on northbound LBJ Freeway (I-635) slowed considerably as motorists watched the fire and smoke rise into the morning sky.
There's no word on a possible cause of the fire. Stay with FOX 4 News and myfoxdfw.com for further updates on this story.
by Ryan Wood
Posted on December 16, 2011 at 4:17 AM
Updated today at 5:32 AM
A 3-alarm fire damaged at least one restaurant inside a downtown Dallas high-rise building.
Around 3:30 a.m. Friday, firefighters responded to the Davis high-rise at 1401 Main Street. Firefighters reported seeing smoke and flames coming from a door on the bottom floor of the high-rise.
The fire started inside a taco bar restaurant on the bottom floor, firefighters said. The taco bar sustained major damage. Smoke also could be seen coming from a second restaurant next door.
The Davis high-rise building also houses apartments. Fire alarms inside the building alerted residents and they evacuated. No one was hurt.
Firefighters said no one was inside the section of the building where the fire burned.
Dallas Fire-Rescue is working to ventilate the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Stay tuned to News 8 for the latest.
By Greg Janda
| Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 | Updated 1:28 PM CST
According to fire officials, the blaze started on the second floor of a older builder overlooking the historic downtown Carrollton square.
Officials said a two-story fire wall installed in Amici helped stop the fire from damaging the property further.
No injures were reported in the fire, and the damage was mostly contained to the Amici property. Some adjacent buildings had minor water damage, according to fire officials at the scene.
Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.