Fire closes Burger King on El Camino

One-alarm blaze spread from restaurant kitchen to attic

No one was hurt when the Burger King near Grant Road on El Camino Real caught fire Thursday, an official from the Mountain View Fire Department said.

The blaze, which began in the kitchen around 9:45 a.m. on June 20, at the Burger King located at 177 W. El Camino Real, spread into the attic before it was extinguished by firefighters, MVFD spokeswoman Jaime Garrett said. The one-alarm fire drew a total of four engines, a truck, a rescue unit and a battalion chief.

The spokeswoman said it is unclear exactly how the fire started.

Sunnyvale's fire department did not assist directly with the fire, but it did help MVFD with other calls while firefighters were working on putting out the burning restaurant, Garrett said.

Garrett said she does not believe the building will have to be razed, "but there are major renovations that will have to happen before it will reopen."


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Posted by Ray Crocodile
a resident of Castro City
on Jun 23, 2013 at 10:24 am

Flame broiled.

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Posted by NeHi
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Nick, there is no Burger King at that address and never has been.

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Posted by Patrick
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm

NeHi - This is what happens when you rely too much on Google Maps. They list is as 177 W. El Camino Real when it should be 177 E. El Camino Real.

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Posted by starguy
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Patrick: considering that Google is IN Mountain View, they should know their hometown better than make a goof like that.

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Posted by tommygee54
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

If this Burger King is razed then Mountain View would have lost both locations where the eatery used to be. We also lost the one that used to be at San Antonio Shopping Center. I am just so surprised that BK did not want to rent a new location at the renovated center. Go figure.

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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jun 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

Since it spread to the roof, I'll bet it was an uncleaned hood over the fry prep and/or flame .broil oven.

That hood is supposed to have a fire suppression system in working order, but it will not catch a fire past the hood entrance. I'll bet the filters in the hood caught fire

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Posted by Juan
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

When will it open?

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Posted by Gordon
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:52 am

This particular Burger King was really shabby looking inside and out. The whole place was so 1980s. Ugly! There were always dirty homeless vagrants lurking around the restaurant and using the restrooms. There's nothing I hate more than some filthy homeless guy or woman, with teeth missing (meth addicts) that ask, "Hey, sir, you got a dollar for the bus?" I say to them, "My cash is all plastic." And they usually grunt something under their breath and go onto bother someone else. I just hate that! If they decide to reopen this facility I hope they give the place a much needed makeover and do something about the filthy stoned vagrants always lurking around the place.

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Posted by Hmmmmm
a resident of another community
on Mar 19, 2014 at 2:25 am

It's already open. Big banner: EBT GOOD HERE

The vagrants keep it in business....

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