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Clock Drive-In closed after kitchen fire

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Police and firefighters investigate a fire at the Clock Drive-In on Wade Hampton Blvd. (Dec. 3, 2013/FOX Carolina) Police and firefighters investigate a fire at the Clock Drive-In on Wade Hampton Blvd. (Dec. 3, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Police and firefighters investigate a fire at the Clock Drive-In on Wade Hampton Blvd. (Dec. 3, 2013/FOX Carolina) Police and firefighters investigate a fire at the Clock Drive-In on Wade Hampton Blvd. (Dec. 3, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An iconic drive-in restaurant in Greenville was closed for lunch Tuesday after a fire broke out.

Workers at the scene said the Clock Drive-In on Wade Hampton Boulevard was closed because of a fire in the kitchen.

The popular drive-in restaurant is located at North Pleasantburg Drive and U.S. 29.

An owner at the scene told FOX Carolina reporter Adrian Acosta that it was a grease fire that damaged part of the kitchen. He said once the damage is cleaned up and inspected, they hope to re-open later Tuesday.

Workers told FOX Carolina that when they arrived Tuesday morning, firefighters were already at the scene.

Acosta is at the scene and said Greenville police, Greenville firefighters and the fire marshall are all at the restaurant investigating.

The parking lot is blocked off to traffic and customers are being turned away.

The restaurant almost closed back in April after George Madeckas, one of the owners, said that the cost of rent was increased and he could no longer afford operate at the location. A deal was later reached with the landlord, keeping the restaurant open.

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