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Burger King closed after fire damages kitchen area

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Fire damages Burger King (Courtesy Homeland Park FD) Fire damages Burger King (Courtesy Homeland Park FD)
Fire damages Burger King (Courtesy Homeland Park FD) Fire damages Burger King (Courtesy Homeland Park FD)
Fire damages Burger King (Courtesy Homeland Park FD) Fire damages Burger King (Courtesy Homeland Park FD)
Fire damages Burger King (Courtesy Homeland Park FD) Fire damages Burger King (Courtesy Homeland Park FD)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Anderson County Burger King has closed indefinitely after a fire destroyed the restaurant's kitchen.

The deep fryers caught fire in the restaurant on West Shockley Ferry Road at about 6:20 Sunday morning, according to Chief Phillip Wood with the Homeland Park Fire Dept.

"The automatic fire suppressor activated but wasn't able to extinguish the flames," Wood said. "The flames were spreading fast, so the employees left the building and immediately called us."

Wood said when firefighters arrived, smoke was billowing out of the drive-thru window and the roof.

He said it only took firefighters about 15 minutes to put out the fire, which caused significant damage to the kitchen area.

"Employees told me they were scheduled to undergo a remodel this summer," Wood said. "I think they're going to have to start a little sooner than they planned."

Wood said the fire was ruled accidental.

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