Sanford News
November 29th, 2016

SANFORD – Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire at McDonald’s on Friday, Nov. 25.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Stephen Cutter, the fire broke out in the ducts when the morning crew started the restaurant’s fry-a-lator at around 4 a.m. The cause of the flames was old grease accumulation, Cutter said.

The fire did not spread beyond the ducts, and firefighters were able to snuff it out quickly, enough so to fully clear the scene less than an hour later.

The restaurant, located at 1008 Main Street, did not sustain any structural damage, Cutter said. Nor was anybody injured in the incident.

The restaurant remained closed for a while, as the fire marshal investigated the incident and a cleaning service cleaned the premises.