Mo’Bettahs kitchen catches fire from a gas fire; no injuries – St George News
View of fire damage and fire response at Mo’Bettahs Hawaiin Style Food, Santa Clara, Utah, August 13, 2022 | Photo courtesy of Santa Clara-Ivins Fire and Rescue, St. George News
SANTA CLARA — On Saturday, a gas fire scorched the grills and walls of the kitchen at Hawaiian restaurant Mo’Bettahs in Santa Clara.
The fire was reported at 12:09 p.m. and overhead sprinklers extinguished the initial flames. However, the fire reignited from the remaining gas, and Santa Clara-Ivins Fire Department Engine 31 extinguished the remaining flames.
Haynie Lance, SCI’s fire management officer, said no one was injured in the blaze. He also said a Santa Clara-Ivins law enforcement officer was having lunch at Mo’ Betahs when the fire occurred. Extent of property damage is burnt kitchen equipment and kitchen walls.
“It would have been a lot worse if those sprinklers hadn’t worked,” Lance said.
The restaurant remained closed on Saturday, but Swig, next to Mo’Bettahs, remained open.
The exact cause of the fire is currently unknown.
This report is based on police and fire department statements and may not contain all conclusions.
Updated August 13, 7:48 p.m.: Fixed “Santa Clara Fire Department Officer” to “Santa Clara-Ivins Law Enforcement Officer”.
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