On Tuesday, February 21st a three alarm fire badly damaged a Times Square building. According to officials, firefighters arrived at the scene at approximately 4:45am. Three hours later the FDNY has successfully contained the blaze. Remarkably there were not any serious injuries reported, although one civilian and two firefighters were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Officials have yet to definitively state what caused the fire, but based on preliminary evidence the fire likely started in the duct work of the restaurant.
“It’s easy to spot the grease buildup on the underside of the hood canopy, on the components of the fire suppression system, in the duct work and all the way up to the exhaust fan on the roof. This grease buildup is the leading cause of restaurant fires around the globe. In order to remove the fire hazard, all of the exhaust equipment must be thoroughly cleaned by a professional using the right chemicals and equipment.”- Fire & Safety Commodities
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