Eno Terra is expected to reopen for lunch on Tuesday after a kitchen fire Sunday evening caused the eatery to be evacuated.
Approximately 45 patrons and employees were in the restaurant at the time of the fire.
“The fire was in a ventilation system above a wood burning stove," said Kingston Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lloyd Mathis. "We were able to immediately get a ladder to the roof and used a ventilation pipe to get to the fire. The quick response from the volunteer fire companies limited the damage.”
The Kingston and Kendall Park fire companies responded with 35 firefighters. Mathis estimated that it took about 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control. Firefighters remained on scene for approximately two hours. South Brunswick Police and the Kingston First Aid Squad also responded to the call.
Eno Terra owners Carlo and Raoul Momo said the quick actions of first responders prevented the restaurant from suffering extensive damage.
“Enormous credit goes to the firefighters for their quick response,” Raoul said. “We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who responded."
The eatery was inspected by health and fire officials on Monday and is expected to reopen for customers on Tuesday at lunch time. Patrons are asked to call ahead.
Sunday, Oct. 8
A fire in the kitchen at the popular Kingston restaurant Eno Terra caused the restaurant to be evacuated Sunday evening.
The blaze was reported at 6:12 p.m. at the eatery, located at 4484 Route 27. Firefighters from the Kingston and Kendall Park volunteer fire companies responded to the scene as patrons and employees were evacuated.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the kitchen and there were no injuries suffered, according to South Brunswick Police. First responders were still on the scene as of 7 p.m.
It was not immediately clear if the fire will cause the restaurant to be closed in the days ahead
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