2-Alarm Fire Damages Chinatown Restaurant
CHICAGO (STNG) ― A Chinatown restaurant suffered extensive damage when a fire started in the kitchen Sunday morning on the South Side.
The fire started in the kitchen of Penang Restaurant, 2201 S. Wentworth Ave., and spread through the second floor and to the roof, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe Roccasalva said.
The fire was elevated to a second-alarm and caused "extensive" damage to the two-story building with offices on the top floor, Roccasalva. The fire was extinguished about 12:45 p.m.
The restaurant is across the street from Engine 8 and firefighters responded quickly and prevented the blaze from spreading to neighboring buildings, Roccasalva said.
Nobody was injured and everybody inside the restaurant, which was open when the blaze started, exited safely before the fire department's arrival, Roccsalava said.
Firefighters initially requested an additional mayday alarm because a firefighter was believed to be missing, but everyone was accounted for a short time later, Roccasalva said.
Fire crews remained on the scene cleaning up at 1:30 p.m.
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