Restaurant Kitchen Fire – Third Incident Within Week
Restaurant kitchen fire breaks out in Hazratganj restaurant. this is the third fire incident reported from the city within a week.
The blaze initiated inside the kitchen of the Kabila restaurant. Smokes emanating from the fire drew onlookers who shot videos and circulated them on social media.
Triggering panic, a fire broke out inside the kitchen of a restaurant situated at the heart of the city in Hazratganj on Tuesday afternoon. The blaze initiated inside the kitchen of the Kabila restaurant. Smokes emanating from the fire drew onlookers who shot videos and circulated them on social media.
Significantly, this is the third fire incident reported from the city within a week. Earlier, on Sunday (May 28) afternoon, a fire had broken out at Ritz, a two-storey restaurant and sweet shop, in the Mahanagar area of Lucknow. The fire was caused due to a fire in the pizza oven that spread to the kitchen duct and the cellar of the restaurant. Previously, on Saturday, a blaze broke out in a hotel after its generator caught fire. However, no fatalities or property damage was reported in either of the two instances.
When asked about the rise in fire incidents, especially in eateries that have narrow exits, the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) said:
Separately, two other fire incidents were also reported on Tuesday afternoon by the fire department, accoring to the Hindustan Times. One owing to a fire in a gas cylinder in the Jankipuram area under the Bakshi Ka Talab unit and the other in the transformer of Railway Power House near Fateh Ali Masjid in Alambagh. Fortunately, no loss of life was reported by the fire department in these incidents as well.
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