By Kevin Saxton
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:13 AM Delray Beach Fire-Rescue (DBFR) crews responded to a structure fire in the kitchen of the Burger King restaurant located at 5080 West Atlantic Avenue.
The fire began in a deep fryer located in the front of the restaurant’s kitchen. When DBFR crews arrived the bulk of the fire had been extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system, but flames had extended into the roof vent system.
The initial arriving unit was able to quickly extinguish the flames. Large quantities of smoke filled the entire structure and required ventilation before occupants could reenter the restaurant.
DBFR is investigating the cause of the fire.
Fires such as this one are a great reminder of the importance of sprinkler systems in both commercial and residential contexts.
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