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December 21, 2015

Chicken fryer grease fire contained, but KFC closed

Photo/Robert “Pooch” McClanahan
Firefighters pulled hoses from a hydrant across Broadview Avenue to the KFC/Long John Silvers on Sunday morning.
Photo/WVFC
The kitchen hood and fire suppression system did their jobs, containing the blaze.
A grease fire shut down a Warrenton fast-food restaurant before it opened Sunday morning.

Employees of the KFC/Long John Silvers at 200 Broadview Ave. reported “a fire in the fryer” at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 20, Warrenton Volunteer Fire Co. Assistant Chief Jason T. Golden said.

“The building’s hood system acted as designed, keeping the grease fire in check until crews could extinguish the fire,” Mr. Golden wrote in a press release. “The fire was contained to the cooking area of the kitchen. (There was) minor building damage near the cooking area, but otherwise just moderate smoke damage throughout.”

The assistant chief added: “The business is expected to be closed for several days until repairs and re-inspection can occur. There were no civilian or fire/rescue injuries. “

Units from New Baltimore, the Warrenton Training Center, Marshall Fire and the Fauquier County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management also responded.


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robbinnhoodd · December 22, 2015 at 8:29 am
Mr (?) Minter has a $30 million dollar solution to not having fire hydrants. Good one.
Randy Minter · December 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm
Perhaps if Timberfence Parkway was built as had been planned four decades ago, there would be another route in such emergency situations as well as carrying through traffic efficiently through Warrenton. The Town cannot be blamed for that.
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