Kingstowne Restaurant Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 14-50
Date:  May 21, 2014

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a restaurant fire Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at approximately 2:45 a.m., in the Kingstowne area of Fairfax County. The restaurant, Macaroni Grill, is located at 5925 Kingstowne Towne Center.

Firefighters encountered light smoke and sounding fire alarms upon arrival. As smoke conditions worsened, firefighters discovered fire within the duct exhaust system above the pizza oven in the kitchen area. The path of the fire had traveled through the duct work and extended into the ceiling and roof area. Despite finding it difficult to access the fire because of the extensive duct work, firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 70 minutes. No one was in the restaurant when the fire broke out. The restaurant will be closed until repairs are completed. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $300,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. Grease in the ductwork caused the fire.

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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