Katie’s open after midnight fire
March 10, 2015
Minden, Nev. — A kitchen fire shortly before midnight closed Katie's Country Kitchen for the breakfast and lunch rush on Tuesday.
The popular Minden restaurant inside the Carson Valley Inn reopened at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Marketing Director Bill Henderson said.
"Our sincere thanks to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the East Fork Fire and Paramedic District who responded very quickly to the alarm," Henderson said.
East Fork Fire District personnel responded after security called 911 at 11:45 p.m. in response to a fire in the prep cook area.
Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson said the fire sprinkler system extinguished the blaze. When firefighters arrived heavy smoke was still coming from the exhaust system.
The restaurant was evacuated while firefighters confirmed the fire was out and had not spread into the surrounding structure.
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Henderson said no one was hurt in the fire and that the system functioned as designed with no major damage.
The damage resulted in one sprinkler head being replaced, and required that the fire suppression system be recharged.
The restaurant is typically open 24 hours a day.