A Frisco restaurant is temporarily closed, but spared thousands of dollars of damages thanks to their fire sprinkler system, according to the Frisco Fire Department.
Frisco firefighters responded to a "water flow" call at 5:08 a.m. on May 21 from the alarm company that monitors the Posados on the 9500 block of S.H. 121.
When the firefighters arrived at 5:14 a.m., they discovered a kitchen full of smoke.
It took four engines and two ladder trucks to put out the fire at 5:30 a.m.
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“The fire sprinkler system did what it’s supposed to do,” said Captain Kevin Haines of the Frisco Fire Department. “The restaurant was closed and no one was working at the time. That early in the morning, there are fewer people ‘out and about’, who might to notice and report a problem. In this case, the activated sprinklers slowed the fire’s ability to grow until firefighters arrived. There’s no doubt, fire sprinklers save property and lives.”
Investigators said the restaurant is valued at more than $1.1 million, but damages were limited to about $100,000.
The Frisco Posados will be closed at least five days for repairs. There has been no report of any injuries.