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Burger King to be closed ‘quite some time’ following morning kitchen fire

| November 15, 2022
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New Philadelphia (WJER) (Nov. 15, 2022) – Firefighters say the cause of Monday morning’s kitchen fire at Burger King on Bluebell Drive remains under investigation.

Captain Steven Wright says an employee there reported the fire just before 5:30 a.m. with smoke and flames visible in the kitchen.

Wright says firefighters arrived to smoke coming from the building.  The kitchen’s sprinkler system kept the fire contained and firefighters quickly finished extinguishment with an aggressive attack.

He says it resulted in fire damage to the kitchen and appliances and smoke damage that extended into the dining area. 

“We don’t have a dollar estimate available on the extent of damage, but I expect them to be closed for quite some time,” he said.

Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s dispatchers initially indicated that the employee had apparently reported it as a grease fire coming from the fryer.

There were no injuries. Dover firefighters assisted with the response.

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