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Pancake Palace in North Highlands closed after building fire

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Pancake Palace in North Highlands closed after building fire

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Updated: 6:01 AM PDT May 31, 2024

BACK TO YOU. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. MOVING NOW TO OUR OTHER BREAKING NEWS STORY. AN EARLY MORNING FIRE WILL KEEP A NORTH HIGHLANDS RESTAURANT CLOSED FOR NOW. SO IT’S HAPPENED AT THE PANCAKE PALACE. IT’S OUT ON WARD AVENUE. KCRA 3’S. MELANIE WINGO OUT THERE LIVE. AFTER TALKING TO THE OWNER AND WHEN YOU PULL UP TO THE PANCAKE PALACE, YOU CAN’T REALLY SEE THE DAMAGE FROM THE FRONT SIDE OF THE BUILDING. YOU COME AROUND BACK, YOU SEE. ALL RIGHT. THERE WAS SOME EVIDENCE OF A FIRE, BUT IF YOU WERE TO GO THROUGH THIS DOOR RIGHT HERE, WHICH LEADS TO TO THE KITCHEN, YOU CAN SEE THE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE ON THE INSIDE OF THIS RESTAURANT. TAKE A LOOK. WE GOT INSIDE JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO. THE OWNER AND HIS SONS WERE HERE. THEY LET US IN, SHOWED US AROUND, SHOWED US THE DAMAGE THAT WAS CAUSED BY THE FIRE OVERNIGHT. PANCAKE PALACE IS A BUSINESS THAT HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 27 PLUS YEARS. THIS FAMILY SHOCKED AND UPSET, BUT THEY SAY THEY ARE DETERMINED TO REBUILD. OH YEAH, DEFINITELY WE’RE GOING TO REBUILD IT. WE’RE GOING TO GIVE IT A FEW WEEKS, MAYBE A MONTH OR TWO, AND THEN WE’RE GOING TO GET BACK IN BUSINESS. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO. AND BACK OUT HERE LIVE THIS FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION RIGHT NOW BY SAC METRO FIRE. THEY SAY THAT NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE COURSE OF BATTLING THIS FIRE, BUT THEY DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT STARTED. ACCORDING TO THE OWNERS, IT WAS PROBABLY SOMEWHERE IN THE KITCHEN AREA. AND AS YOU SAW FROM OUR VIDEO, THE DAMAGE ON THE INSIDE, QUITE EXTENSIVE. IT MAY BE A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE THEY’RE ABLE TO GET THE SMOKE SMELL OUT OF THEIR DINING ROOM, AND OF COURSE, REPAIR ALL THAT DAMAGE TO T

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Pancake Palace in North Highlands closed after building fire

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Updated: 6:01 AM PDT May 31, 2024

A fire broke out early Friday morning at Pancake Palace in North Highlands.Fire crews were dispatched around 1:32 a.m. to the restaurant on Watt Avenue. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said.It was unclear what caused the fire. Pancake Palace has operated for nearly three decades. Now it will remain closed for the foreseeable future. This story was curated by Hearst’s KCRA Alert Desk.Sharing brings us closer together. If this story happened near you, share this article with friends in your area using the KCRA mobile app so they can read along with you. The KCRA app is available for free in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play.See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app

A fire broke out early Friday morning at Pancake Palace in North Highlands.

Fire crews were dispatched around 1:32 a.m. to the restaurant on Watt Avenue. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said.

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It was unclear what caused the fire. Pancake Palace has operated for nearly three decades. Now it will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

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Crews arrived to heavy smoke pouring out of the Pancake Palace on Watt Ave. Once inside, crews located a small fire that started in the kitchen and traveled to the attic space. The fire was extinguished, no injuries reported, and the cause remains under investigation. pic.twitter.com/qrlXg1Mamc

— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) May 31, 2024

This story was curated by Hearst’s KCRA Alert Desk.

Sharing brings us closer together. If this story happened near you, share this article with friends in your area using the KCRA mobile app so they can read along with you. The KCRA app is available for free in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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