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No injuries following fire at Kemp’s Kitchen in Trussville; building a ‘total loss’

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 3:36 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 6:02 AM CST
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TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (WBRC) - Firefighters were dispatched to Kemp’s Kitchen on a fire alarm at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday.

Trussville Police say smoke was visible, and fire officials called police to assist with scene security and traffic control while they extinguished the fire.

The building was unoccupied and there were no injuries, according to police.

Trussville Fire Chief Tim Shotts said the cause is undetermined at this time. He believes the fire originated in the kitchen, and an estimated 75 percent of the building was damaged either by smoke or fire.

Kemp’s Kitchen Marketing Coordinator, Daniel Harp, said employees of the Trussville location will be moved to the Gardendale location, and the building is a total loss.

“Approximately around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, the 29th of November, the Trussville Fire Department got an automated fire system alert. The Trussville Fire Department arrived on the scene and immediately started controlling the fire. The investigation began late in the night and was finally concluded this afternoon around 12:30 p.m. It was then determined that the fire was caused by a electrical surge from a electronic device. At this time we believe it is a total loss. ‘We love and are so thankful for Trussville and all of our faithful customers. Now don’t get used to us being gone. WE WILL REBUILD RIGHT WHERE OUR ASHES ARE, AND WHEN WE DO IT WILL BE BETTER THAN EVER.’ - Brian Kemp. But until then, please support our Gardendale location, located right next to Walmart at 838 Odum Road Gardendale, AL 35071. We have Live Music by Trenton Peeples on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and our bakery is preparing for some Christmas goodies! Please come out and support us while we begin to rebuild our Trussville Legacy,” Harp released in a statement.

Police say the Trussville Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.


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