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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Restaurant kitchen fire stopped by sprinkler activation

Los Charros Restaurant Fire

At 10 p.m. on July 30, the McKinney Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a fire at Dos Charros Tex-Mex Restaurant, 4150 Eldorado Parkway.

Approximately 30 minutes after employees had closed and left the restaurant, neighboring tenants heard the fire alarm and called 911.

Firefighters arrived on scene to discover a fire isolated to the kitchen likely started from the deep fryer. Two sprinkler heads in the kitchen are credited for containing the fire to the kitchen and minimal fire damage until emergency responders arrived on scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“We are fortunate a neighboring occupancy called 911 to alert fire crews. This incident once again proves the importance of having a functional fire sprinkler system installed because it kept the fire in check until fire crews arrived,” said Chief Mike Smith, McKinney Fire Marshal.

Find more safety information on the Fire Department website or on the National Fire Protection website.

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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