FRIED FISH: Sushi Restaurant Burns In East Boca

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Firefighters responded to Yokohama Sushi restaurant in East Boca early Tuesday morning. (photo courtesy Mike Gergora, Boca Raton Fire Rescue).

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — An early morning call-out for Boca Raton Fire Rescue yielded a fire at a Sushi restaurant on North Federal Highway.

According to the fire department:

At approximately 4:37AM a passerby noticed smoke coming from the Yokohama Sushi Restaurant located at 60 North Federal Highway and called 911 to notify Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department. Firefighters responded to the restaurant and confirmed that there was a fire inside the building. Firefighters had to force entry to gain access to the restaurant.

The building was full of smoke and flames were noticed coming from the kitchen area. The business was closed and there were no occupants inside the structure at that time. The fire was immediately extinguished and Firefighters worked quickly to prevent further damage from the fire and smoke to the adjacent businesses in the strip shopping center.

It appears the gas stove was the origin of the fire and an estimated $150,000.00 of damage was caused by the fire and smoke. No injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation by Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department.




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