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.

For all our coverage of fires in the Napa Valley, please see our Fire Watch topic page at napavalley.patch.com/topics/Fire-Watch.

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Louisa Hufstader 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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