Fire at Fagiani's Contained to Stove

Ladder trucks from Napa and Yountville were called to downtown Napa Friday morning for an upper-story fire at the Fagiani building, home to The Thomas and Fagiani's at The Thomas. A spokeswoman said the restaurant was able to reopen for dinner.

Just after 8 a.m. Friday, the Napa City Fire Department and the ladder truck from CalFire in Yountville responded to a report of a fire in the downtown Napa building still known to many Napans as Fagiani's at 813 Main St., now home to The Thomas restaurant and Fagiani's at The Thomas bar.

Firefighters found a pot of oil on fire on the second floor of the restaurant and put it out with a fire extinguisher.

The fire was contained to the stove and Napa Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Dan Hall said that the restaurant should be able to open later Friday.

A spokeswoman for the restaurant, Morgan Moore, said the fire caused minimal damage.

"The restaurant and bar will be closed for lunch today, but hopes to reopen tonight for dinner service. Inspections will conducted today by the health and fire departments to ensure the building is safe for reentry and for service," Moore wrote in an email to Napa Valley Patch.

Contrary to a newspaper report, Moore said the restaurant has no pizza oven.

The phone number for The Thomas is (707) 226-7821.

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MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" October 05, 2012 at 06:12 PM
the curse of Aneta.
R.P.J. October 05, 2012 at 06:28 PM
I don't think the ghosts liked being disturbed from their long hidden places and are trying to tell them something.
Belle (Orchid Lady) October 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Really? I think a careless employee walking away from a pot of oil (thinking they had turned it off) is a more likely scenario, then spooks, who have long been laid to rest, and would like to stay there with out being dragged in to our silly conversations. :)
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) October 06, 2012 at 02:23 AM
In any event, the restaurant cleared inspection and reopened for dinner, according to my contact Ms. Moore.
Burt October 06, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Don't they have an ansul system? They should have to pay the city for sending ladder trucks.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" October 06, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Why was the Yountville truck called? Can our Fire Dept not take on, A pot of smoking crap on a stove,On it's own? More wast of tax money. The fire was long out when the County got there. I guess the $9.000 worth of LED lights. That make our City ladder look cool at night do not work in the day time.
Jeffrey Wright October 06, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I'm sure when you're running the City things will be much different ..... I would start with free spell check and math lessons for one and all ....
Tom Davidson October 06, 2012 at 09:00 PM
"City" actually should not have been capitalized. Let us now where you took your grammar lessons. We need to do better than that.
R.P.J. October 07, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Are you kidding me?? Flagging my statement as inappropriate?? You don't have to read these comments if you don't want to. In this day and age it's pretty sad when someone can't make a comment without having another person shoot back a snide remark about our silly conversations. It was meant to be a joke. You know ha, ha.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) October 07, 2012 at 01:02 AM
That's what I used to think, too, until I saw in the New Yorker a few years ago that "lay/lie" is no longer a big deal. It still sets my teeth on edge to hear people say "I was just laying around," but even teachers, broadcasters and print journalists are doing it now. Sigh. (If anyone wants a rhyming way to remember how to do it right, it's "You can say that you lay in the grass yesterday, but you must be a HEN if you lay today.")
BILL BRASKY October 07, 2012 at 01:28 AM
He probably took grammar lessons from your mom , and we all know that wasn't all she taught .
Jeffrey Wright October 07, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Hey Tom , it's ''KNOW'' not ''NOW'' so don't go getting your panties all in a bunch !!!
Moss Adams October 07, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Dear Rhonda Jones...remember their are humour Nazis in here...and they live to tell you to shut up...it's the old saying...&#*@ them if they can't take a joke!
Belle (Orchid Lady) October 07, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Dear Rohnda, I didn't flag your comment. I am assuming your second comment was directed at me because you used a phrase from my comment?


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