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Sprinkler Extinguishes Lake Zurich Restaurant Fire

A small fire broke out at Kobe restaurant on Jan. 14.

A fire at Kobe East restaurant in Lake Zurich was quickly extinguished by a single sprinkler head, according to a news release from Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue.

Lake Zurich Fire Rescue was dispatched to an automatic alarm fire activation at Kobe Japanese Restaurant, 769 W. Hwy 22, Lake Zurich, at  11:04 p.m., Jan. 14, according to Deputy Chief Don Golubski.

When Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue arrived, they found light smoke in the building and the sound of water running. Upon investigation, a burnt/melted electrical strip was found with signs of heat extension up the wall. The fire was not only controlled, but also extinguished by activation of a single sprinkler head, according to the release. 

Due to the activation of the sprinkler system, the fire was contained to the room of origin and no further fire suppression activities were required. 

The fire companies assisted in salvage, water clean up, fire investigation, sprinkler system restoration, cause and origin investigation and stand-by for continued community service.

The fire appears to be accidental/electrical in nature, according to the news release. 

Kobe East is awaiting health department approval to reopen.

George Malarchik C.E.T January 16, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Just think how many lives this would save if building councils required them in homes.
Say it isn't so January 16, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Oh please! No one reported about the damage from water to the business next door! I want designated drunken driving lanes on 12! Where were the sprinklers in Arlington Heights in the high rise last month where the person died??
greg loomer January 18, 2013 at 01:00 PM
I guess you would have preferred the place and business next door would have burned down???

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