Restaurant heavily damaged in early morning fire
Contact: Al Tamagni
On Sunday Morning, August 5, 2012 at approximately 2:06 am the Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) received a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting smoke coming from the rear of the Sushi Cuisine Restaurant located at 1120 E Huffman Rd. AFD dispatched thirteen units to the incident.
First arriving units observed smoke venting from the sides of the building and asked for additional units to be dispatched to assist. Five additional units were dispatched to the fire.
Crews made access to the building where they initially encountered heavy smoke. As they approached the kitchen they located the source of the fire and proceeded to extinguish it. The Fire was contained to the kitchen area however there is smoke damage to the remainder of the building.
Cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage is estimated at approximately $235,000. The business was unoccupied at the time of the incident.
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