Restaurant fire caused by electrical fault
02 Jul 2012 @fireindustry
A street in Sheffield needed to be cordoned off on Sunday afternoon (July 1st) after a fire broke out in the basement of a popular restaurant.
London Road was closed to traffic and pedestrians while customers at The Noodle Inn were evacuated, after smoke was seen coming from its cellar.
The Star reports that three fire engines from Central and Mansfield Road stations arrived to seal off the street and the blaze was tackled with a powder fire extinguisher.
A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue told the newspaper that the cause of the fire was believed to be a faulty electrical power supply box located in the restaurant's basement.
They were able to put out the flames before any significant damage was caused to the building.
Under the terms of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Responsible Person for restaurants and other commercial buildings must undertake regular fire risk assessments to ensure that equipment is not faulty.
It is also imperative to ensure that there are clear procedures in place for if a fire does break out and that staff are made fully aware of these plans.