AJ Spurs closed due to kitchen fire

The AJ Spurs location in Buellton will be closed for an unknown period of time as a kitchen fire got out of control on Tuesday afternoon, according to Santa Barbara County Fire officials.

The fire started around 4:12 p.m. in the 300 block of Highway 246, and four engines responded to the incident. When fire crews arrived on scene the fire had went through the ventilation system and out on the roof, fire officials said. It also caused another small fire in the attic.

“The fire also turned the sprinkler system on which caused extensive water damage in the building,” according to Mike Eliason, of SBC Fire.

The blaze took approximately 25 minutes to knock down, he added.

Concurrently there was a single vehicle rollover on Jonata Park Road just north of Buellton, in which a male driver took out a power pole and residents in parts of Buellton and Solvang are without power. The driver was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with moderate injuries.

PG&E crews are working to restore power as quickly as they can, Eliason said.

The cause of the fire and the accident are under investigation.