Monday, October 31, 2011

Kee Kar Lau in Somerville Suffers Extensive Damage in Fire

A Chinese restaurant that has been in the Teele Square section of Somerville for more than a decade was one of at least three businesses that was damaged or destroyed in a major fire over the weekend.

According to the Somerville Journal and Wicked Local, a three-alarm fire hit a block of businesses on Broadway where Kee Kar Lau is located. The article states that the eatery was "gutted," though a Somerville Patch article mentions that the fire stopped before it reached Kee Kar Lau, with "extensive damage" including three feet of water in its basement. The fire began behind Hawk Cleaners, which appears to have been destroyed, and then spread to the Nail Image nail salon, which is between Hawk Cleaners and Kee Kar Lau.

The Patch article says that no injuries were reported in the fire, and that as of this time, it has not been determined what started the blaze.