March 17-A Seattle Fire Investigator determined the cause of fire at a South Seattle restaurant was a grease fire.
At 3:31 p.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting flames coming from the roof of a restaurant located in the 7900 block of Rainier Avenue South. Engine Company 33 arrived first to find flames and heavy black smoke coming from the door and roof of one-story restaurant. Everyone safely evacuated from the restaurant. Firefighters protected neighboring businesses with an exposure hose line. Ladder Company 12 took to the roof and cut holes to ventilate all of the hot gases and smoke from the building. The fire was extinguished in less than 10 minutes.
The fire investigator determined a grease fire in the over/grill range hood extended to the kitchen area. The damage estimate is $45,000.
There were no injuries.