‘We’re in shock’: Popular Shoki Ramen House on 21st Street shut after fire

Originally published by SacBee.com on July 19, 2018

A fire just after midnight Thursday has forced the closure of a popular Sacramento restaurant near Broadway.

The fire caused extensive damage to Shoki Ramen House at 2530 21st St., after breaking through the back windows of the building, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.

Crews were able to knock down the flames within about five minutes, fire officials said, but were on scene for several hours afterward to put out hot spots and deal with lingering smoke in the building.

The cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation is ongoing, fire officials said. No injuries were reported.

Shoki Ramen House, which has a second location on R Street, was opened in 2011 by chef Yasushi Ueyama and his wife, Kathy.

“I thought it was a prank,” Kathy Ueyama said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Kathy said she and her husband drove to the restaurant as soon as they heard about the fire, but she still didn’t believe it was real until she confirmed the call came from the fire department.

“It’s very devastating,” she said. “We’re in shock. I don’t know what happened. Right now, we’re just feeling a little lost. [We’ve received a] lot of nice comments from the customers. My husband and I are very grateful that no one was hurt.”

A version of this story was published in the print edition of The Sacramento Bee in the local section on page 4B July 20, 2018.

download (11)

Advertisements

About Daniel Wilson

I am a student at California State University Sacramento (Sac State) majoring in journalism, pursuing a Bachelor's degree with a minor in communications. Please visit both www.saccitygamer.com and www.dwilsononline.com for more information.
This entry was posted in Sacramento Bee and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.