Lufkin Burger King Fire Was Caused When Someone Didn’t Do This
Did You See The Smoke?
If you were cruising Timberland Drive in Lufkin early Wednesday morning in search of some Burger King breakfast, you may have noticed your access to the drive-through lane was blocked by several City of Lufkin emergency vehicles. Maybe you noticed the smoke, too.
According to a release from the City of Lufkin, at 6:21 this morning, the Lufkin Fire Department responded to a fire at Burger King, located at 209 South Timberland Drive.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed flames coming from the roof of the structure. They quickly performed an interior attack and knocked down the flames within minutes.
So...What Caused the Fire?
After some investigation, it was determined that the fire was caused by a fryer that had been turned on without any oil, according to Lufkin Fire Marshal Ozzie Jarman. Needless to say, turning something to high heat without any oil is never a good combination.
“The fire was contained to the vent hood and duct system,” Jarman said.
The damage could have been much worse if not for the quick response of the Lufkin Fire Department. Four engines, one rescue, one battalion chief, and three support staff responded to the fire.
Burger King Status
The management at Burger King has not issued a report on the status of the Burger King on Timberland Drive. I would guess that replacing the fryer and the damaged ductwork may take a while.
For anyone that just can't wait for their next Whopper, keep in mind that Burger King also has a location at 2402 S. First Street, near Walmart.
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