On Sunday night, South LA street food legend and All Flavor No Grease owner Keith Garrett says an electrical fire burned his mother’s home in Watts. Garrett posted about the incident on Instagram on Thursday, December 15. “As I was coming home on Sunday from being ‘Santa Clause’ (sic) for the City of Los Angeles CD9, I got a disturbing call saying my house was on fire,” Garrett wrote on Instagram.
Garrett shared that his pregnant girlfriend was not hurt, though his bulldog sustained burns. “They both barely made it out from an electrical fire which started from the roof of the house where a ball of fire fell through the roof into the toilet where it melted through then engulfed the house in flames,” reads the Instagram post.
The charismatic chef started All Flavor No Grease in his Watts front yard over a decade ago. He built a substantial base of loyal fans while weathering shutdowns by city officials and eventually launched a food truck. Garrett is also part of the trio called Foodminati with Taco Mell’s Jermelle Henderson and Bleu Kitchen’s Calvin Johnson who are partners at Court Cafe in Westchester. Garrett asked the LA community for support and listed ways to contribute; the full Instagram post is below.
Correction: December 19, 2023, 8:57 a.m. This article and headline were corrected to show that Keith Garrett’s mother’s home was affected by the fire.
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