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Fryer Fire Brings Firefighters to McDonald's



Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service units were called to McDonald’s restaurant at 19660 Gunners Branch Road for a fire in the deep fryer.


Firefighters arrived to smoke showing from the front door of the restaurant and found some rags burning on the fryer, according to MCFRS senior spokesman Pete Piringer. MCFRS reported no extension of fire to the walls or roof of the building. The fire was contained to the fryer area in the kitchen.

Patrons and employees evacuated, and EMS evaluated a few people who were in the building, but no injuries were reported. MCFRS requested a health inspector to the location before the fast-foot establishment can begin serving customers again.

Captions:

Top: Truck 734 from Milestone Fire Station 34 parked in front of the McDonald’s at 19660 Gunners Branch Road.

Next: Firefighters from Engine 734 repacks hose used to extinguish the fryer fire in the McDonalds on Gunners Branch Road in Germantown.

Photo by Germantown Pulse.