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WCFR battle a restaurant fire that shuts down the business

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Nov. 9 around 1:15 p.m. Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report responding to a fire at the McDonalds on Winchester Road.

Upon arrival Firefighters found significant smoke emanating from the roof of the building.

The building was evacuated with firefighters having to cut into and remove part of the building’s wall at their second pick up window to fight the fire.

It was determined that the fire originated in the deep fryers and spread into the enclosed ceiling and adjoining wall system.

The fire itself had spread into the attic of the building and was quickly extinguished then Firefighters were able to remove the smoke.

Fire Marshal and assistant Fire Chief Gerry Maiatico reports that the fire caused significant damage and the restaurant will remain closed for an extended period of time.

WCFR was assisted by units from Frederick and Shenandoah Counties.

A total of 14 units responded to the fire with Front Royal Police providing traffic control.

Firefighters remained on the scene for approximately 3 hours there were no injuries reported in the blaze.

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