McDonald’s Restaurant Fire Injures Two Employees
SPRING HILL – At least two people were injured after fire broke out inside the McDonald’s Restaurant on Mariner Blvd this afternoon.
Firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes of the alarm and quickly extinguished the blaze. According to our sources, two employees suffered minor smoke inhalation and will be transported to local hospitals for treatment. Their condition is unknown at this time.
Damage to the restaurant does not appear to be severe.
UPDATE: 7/18/2015, 9:32 PM – The following statement was provided by Virgina Singer with Hernando County Communications:
Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to a commercial structure fire at the McDonalds located at 4166 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill. The McDonalds is currently closed due to extensive cleanup.
At 2:17 p.m. today, HCFR received the E911 call of the fire and the first apparatus arrived on scene at 2:22 p.m. Upon arrival, the incident commander reported light smoke and an evacuation in process. Using fire extinguishers, McDonalds employees were able to contain the fire to a kitchen fryer. Employees and guests were quickly evacuated.
There were two reported injuries due to smoke inhalation, one was transported to a nearby hospital. Both patients were reported stable.
HCFR mitigated the incident by quickly caring for the injured employees, assuring the evacuation and ventilating and securing the building.
The fire was caused by an electrical short of the kitchen fryer. Damage was contained to the fryer and the kitchen due to extinguisher discharge.
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