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Grease fire at Rickshaw Restaurant

KING 5 reports that the Rickshaw Restaurant in north Greenwood had a grease fire Saturday night. According to KING’s story, a grease fire erupted in the kitchen at 322 N. 105th St. around 11 p.m., while patrons were singing karaoke. No one was injured. Update Monday 1:45 p.m.: Here’s more info from Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Line blog: Seattle Firefighters quick actions contained a fire to the kitchen of a North Seattle restaurant Saturday Night. Around 11 p.m., an employee of the business in the 300 block of North 105th Street called to report a fire in the range hood of the eatery. Engine Company 31 arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof vents of the 2-story restaurant. All of the employees and approximately 40 customers safely evacuated from the business by the time firefighters arrived. Firefighters made entry into the smoke-filled restaurant’s kitchen and knocked down the flames within 15 minutes of arriving. Due to their quick actions, firefighters were able to contain the flames to about a 15-foot-area of the kitchen. A Seattle Fire Investigator is calling the fire an accidental fire caused by food on the stove that ignited grease in the range hood. The damage estimate is $25,000 to the structure and $20,000 to the contents. There were no injuries.

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