An early morning fire Tuesday heavily damaged Morgan’s Mango Restaurant in Cruz Bay. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
While the Morgan’s Mango owners did not return an email request for information, they posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that although the restaurant suffered considerable damage during the fire, losses were limited to the kitchen and office area. They plan to reopen the restaurant soon.
The restaurant’s telephone rang continuously busy, an indicator that the phone was out of order.
The fire was reported at 2:13 a.m.
According to a press release from Chief Oral Wheatley, both units from the Cruz Bay fire station responded to the scene. Upon arrival, firefighters found the wooden structure fully ingulfed in flames. Two additional units from the Coral Bay fire station were then called to assist.
The structure was quickly surrounded by crews from both fire companies and the fire was contained within 10 minutes, Fire Services said. The adjacent structures in the area did not receive any further fire damage. Firefighters from both companies conducted salvage and overhaul operations of the structure.
This is the third fire at a Cruz Bay restaurant in slightly more than two years. Mongoose Junction’s Tap Room bar and restaurant went up in flames on Jan. 23 due to a fire that started in an adjacent store. Another fire destroyed Café Roma restaurant on April 21, 2013.