Fire Shuts Down Sushi Jin Temporarily

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue investigators work to determine the cause.

A fire overnight damaged the Sushi Jin restaurant located at 8555 Fenton St.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Paul McNeel who was working the scene said the fire didn’t damage
any other business.

“Apparently the fire occurred after the business closed last night [Sunday].
Until we get done our investigation we don’t really have anything to
go on yet. It only affected the one business,” McNeel said.

Before the restaurant reopens the owners will have to be cleared by
various officials, he added.

“As well as our code enforcement officers, we have to get the health
department in,” McNeel said.

The restaurant will also have to replenish their food supply.

“Most of the food in the restaurant will be condemned because after a
fire because of the smoke and heat. It will have to be deposed of,” he

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no injuries
were reported.

jag January 09, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Bummer. In that same building is the vacant Ritz Camera space which appears to be under construction or at least undergoing asbestos remediation. I wonder if they have a tenant lined up for the space. I sure hope so and sure hope it's a decently interesting restaurant/shop.
Kathy Jentz January 09, 2012 at 07:40 PM
did this impact any of the upstairs neighbors - like Willow Street Yoga?
Tamika Smith (Editor) January 09, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Kathy-Officials say the other businesses are OK. They didn't sustain any damage from the fire.
Kathy Jentz January 10, 2012 at 02:42 PM
This was on the WSYS Facebook page: Willow Street Yoga Center SILVER SPRING STUDIO UPDATE: Due to a fire in a neighboring business on Fenton St., our Silver Spring studios were closed on Monday Jan 9, and will be closed for at least part of Tuesday, Jan 10. Thankfully, no one was injured and there was no damage to our premises, but power to the entire building is still off. Contingency plans for Tuesday's Silver Spring classes are posted on our website at www.willowstreetyoga.com.
Tamika Smith (Editor) January 10, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Thanks Kathy!
Yesc February 08, 2012 at 04:34 AM
So sushi jin wasn't being "dirty"? If the cause for shutting down was a fire, then I don't feel so bad for eating there. As long as I wasn't eating anything contaminated...
Yesc February 08, 2012 at 04:35 AM
I'm going to miss that place.


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