Samurai Burrito Fire is a Reminder of the Fire Protection Needs of Restaurants and Other Food Preparation Businesses, says Fire Protection Group Inc.

Restaurants and other businesses where food is made pose special fire risks.

While the cause of the fire had not been determined as of press time, the event is nevertheless a reminder of the special fire protection needs of businesses, such as restaurants and manufacturers, involved in food preparation on a small or large scale.

A March 18 article on NBCLosAngeles.com reports on a two-alarm fire that engulfed Samurai Burrito, a Fountain Valley, California restaurant specializing in using Japanese and Asian cuisine, particularly sushi and poke, in such popular Mexican-derived dishes as burritos, nachos, and tostadas. No injuries were reported. Los Angeles area consulting firm Fire Protection Group Inc. notes that, while the cause of the fire had not been determined as of press time, the event is nevertheless a reminder of the special fire protection needs of businesses, such as restaurants and manufacturers, involved in food preparation on a small or large scale.

Fire Protection Group Inc. notes that, since preparing food typically involves the use of fire and ovens, as well as multiple uses of heating and refrigeration via electrical means, food preparation businesses can often be particularly vulnerable to the risk of a blaze. The firm adds that, regardless of the type of business, all owners and managers are responsible for maintaining the safety of lives and property and for compliance with all relevant codes and laws. Moreover, the firm adds that close attention to fire safety and protection is also very much in the self-interest of businesses and individual property owners, as an out of control fire can present ruinous costs.

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