UPDATE: Fire causes $60,000 in damage to Madison Burger King

UPDATED Monday, March 10, 2014 --- 10:22 a.m.

A fire caused $60,000 worth of damage to a Madison Burger King.

The Fire Department says employees at the 719 W. Badger Rd. location were preparing to open for business when they discovered the fire near the deep fryer.

An employee tried to put it out with a hand-held fire extinguisher before evacuating, but was not successful.

A passerby called 911 after seeing smoke and flames coming from the roof. The call came into firefighters at 4:37 a.m.

Quick actions by the responding firefighters prevented the fire from causing structural damage to the roof.

The Burger King remains closed for cleaning and repairs.

There were no injuries, and the fire remains under investigation.


Posted Monday, March 10, 2014 --- 7:20 a.m.

A Burger King on Madison's south side is closed Monday after an early morning fire.

The broke out just after 4:30 a.m. on the corner of Park Street and Badger Road.

According to firefighters, the fire started in kitchen and spread to the vent system.

No one was injured, and the restaurant is expected to be closed for a few days while workers repair the damage

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