Fryer fire closes Brighton La Tasca

By Peter Ruddick

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La Tasca in Leeds was one of the first of the Spanish tapas chain's sites to be rebranded when the company refreshed their image in 2011
La Tasca in Leeds was one of the first of the Spanish tapas chain's sites to be rebranded when the company refreshed their image in 2011
La Tasca’s Brighton restaurant has been closed for refurbishment after a fryer in the kitchen caught fire on 30 January and spread to other parts of the building in North Street.

The fire broke out in the morning and La Tasca staff and residents of the 30 flats above the restaurant were evacuated after the fire spread to an extraction unit and chimney which runs up the whole of the six storey building.

BigHospitality was unable to make comment with La Tasca to get reaction to the fire but a spokesperson took to Twitter the day after the incident to inform their followers that: “Sadly, after a fire in our Brighton restaurant yest it will be closed for 2 weeks.”

Six fire engines from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called out at 11:15am and borough commander Mark Rist said an aerial ladder was used to clear smoke from the building. “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using thermal image cameras searched the building to ensure there was no fire spread, they used positive pressure ventilation fans to clear the smoke,” he said.

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