This morning, a fire broke out in a three-story building on 3316 Mission Street, home to the popular Maverick restaurant. “It started in the kitchen and then spread,” said owner Mike Pierce. “Our restaurant is trashed from smoke and water. But nobody got hurt, everyone is fine.”
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At 9 a.m. this morning, the fire was out and firefighters were clearing out of the restaurant and the residential units above. Early reports have the blaze as a two-alarm fire that started in an oven; no injuries have been reported.
There is no word yet on how long Maverick may be closed. That said, the windows on the facade are broken and the interior is noticeably charred and wet. When it comes to restaurants recovering from fire, the smoke damage and the subsequent water damage are always hard to predict, not mention the insurance situation.
Maverick has been a Mission staple since opening eight years. Chef-owner Scott Youkilis has parlayed its success into two nearby restaurants, Hog & Rocks and Hi Lo BBQ.