Acclaimed West Coast Restaurant Manresa Damaged by 2-Alarm Fire

The fire affected the restaurant's kitchen and service areas.
The fire affected the restaurant’s kitchen and service areas. Photo: Courtesy of CBS San Francisco

Details are still coming in, but an issue with a gas meter is thought to be involved in the source of a fire first reported this morning around 4 a.m. at David Kinch’s influential Los Gatos restaurant Manresa. The blaze spread quickly through the fine dining restaurant’s kitchen and service areas; luckily, the local fire station is 100 yards away, and a crew of 35 firefighters quickly crimped the gas main to stop the spread of flames. They later tore open parts of Manresa’s roof to vent the fire and are now investigating the cause.

The restaurant, which is consistently ranked on the World’s 50 Best list, turns 12 years old this month. Local news affiliates report that Kinch is flying back to San Francisco from New York this morning, where he was staying during the holiday weekend, during which time the restaurant was closed. No one was inside the restaurant when the fire broke out.

2-alarm fire continues to burn @ Manresa in Los Gatos - 2 star Micheline rated restaurant. Kitchen area most affected— Matt Bigler (@mattbigler740) July 7, 2014

Fine dining restaurant Manresa in Los Gatos engulfed in smoke and flames #KTVU— Janine De la Vega (@JanineKTVU) July 7, 2014

Fire Officials say Manresa Restarant had been closed since July 3rd for deep cleaning. Unknown cause of fire #KTVU— Janine De la Vega (@JanineKTVU) July 7, 2014

Now just smoke. Flames no longer visible in Manresa Restaurant fire.— Bob Redell (@BobNBC) July 7, 2014

Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos is on fire. #mapit— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) July 7, 2014

Some of the damage to the kitchen and service area at Manresa restaurant. Owners are said to be out of town.— Matt Bigler (@mattbigler740) July 7, 2014

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