Danville Fire Department Acts Fast To Suppress Kick Back Jack’s Fryer Fire
On March 29th, at 1:21 a.m., the Danville Fire Department received a call for a fire alarm at Kick Back Jack’s, located at 140 Crown Drive. Upon arrival Engine 2 and Ladder 1 found smoke coming from a vent on the roof. Engine 2 forced entry by breaking a glass door near the front of the building. As they entered the building they found smoke coming from the kitchen. Engine 2 continued to investigate and found a small fire near the deep fryer. Engine 2’s crew used a fire extinguisher to douse the flames. There was no structural damage to the building or extension past the range hood but the kitchen appliances sustained moderate damage. Upon further investigation, it was found the fire protection systems, located above the fryer, had actuated and suppressed the fire, preventing the spread of the fire prior to fire department personnel arriving on scene. The suppression system was not enough to fully extinguish the fire but allowed enough time for the fire department to intervene. There were no injuries and the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office. Please direct questions to the Danville Fire Marshal’s office.
This is a friendly reminder by the Danville Fire Department for business owners to perform scheduled, routine maintenance on all fire suppression equipment and for residents to check your fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors.
The fire department responded with three engines, a Ladder, one support vehicle, and a command vehicle. The Danville Life Saving Crew responded to support the DFD with an ambulance and a response vehicle.
William C Smotherman – Battalion Chief, DFD