Fire Strikes Mathew's Kitchen


  • Ian Froeb
Firefighters responded early this morning to Mathew's Kitchen (5625 Hampton Avenue; 314-351-1700), a new restaurant in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood of south city, according to multiple media reports.

KMOV reports that the cause of the fire was towels left in a dryer overnight. Both KMOV and KSDK report that there were no injuries, and that firefighters contained the blaze quickly.

No word on damages yet. I have a call into owner and chef Mathew Unger. More as I learn it.

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