Insurance company serious in the kitchen.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — WEB EXCLUSIVE — An insurance company has filed a lawsuit against two local businesses, alleging that negligence caused a restaurant fire two years ago.National Fire Insurance is suing Reliable Fire Protection of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and McCleaners Restaurant Services in Wind Gap, Northampton County, in Northampton County Court.The insurance company claims the fire that temporarily closed the Bethlehem Brew Works in in Bethlehem in December 2008 could have been prevented by better fire evaluations and system cleanings.The insurance company said that, although Reliable Fire Protection did its annual evaluation in February 2008 and that McCleaners cleaned the restaurant’s kitchen ventilation system several times in 2008, there was still some degree of negligence that caused the fire and the temporary closing of the restaurant. McCleaners Restaurant Services told 69 News it does not wish to comment on the suit. Reliable Fire Protection has not yet returned our call.The insurance company is suing for $123,000, the amount reported to be lost due to the closing and rebuilding of the restaurant.

WFMZ-TV 69 News





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