Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kitchen Fire Extinguished at the Thunderbird Suites ‎

Fire Department at Thunderbird Suites Kitchen Fire
Photo Credit: Peter Kosednar

Scottsdale Arizona News -- Firefighters quickly extinguished a kitchen fire that broke out this afternoon at the Thunderbird Suites on Butherus Drive.

Scottsdale FD was dispatched at 2:40 p.m. to the 7500 block of E Butherus for a reported kitchen fire on the ground level of a four-story hotel, said Tiffani Nichols of the Scottsdale Fire Department.

When they arrived, crews found heavy smoke and a working fire in the kitchen, Nichols said. The fire was quickly extinguished in less than 10 minutes with the assistance of the hotel's automatic sprinkler system. There were no reported evacuations except for the hotel's kitchen, lobby and dining area and the kitchen/lobby will remain closed this evening.

One adult male was treated and transported for minor smoke inhalation, Nichols said. No other injuries were reported.

Fire investigators are on the scene trying to establish the possible cause and damage estimate of the blaze.