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Fire damages Burger King in Algonquin

Published: Sunday, June 8, 2014 10:03 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 9, 2014 12:19 a.m. CDT

ALGONQUIN – A late-night fire at Burger King in Algonquin caused about $10,000 in damage.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department responded to a commercial fire alarm and calls from Burger King employees about fire and smoke in bathroom walls at 11:05 p.m. Saturday.

Firefighters arrived at 224 S. Randall Road four minutes later to find smoke and fire coming from the main entrance on the restaurant’s west side, according to a news release from the fire department.

Firefighters put out the fire from inside and outside the restaurant. The fire was out at 11:42 p.m. and crews stayed on the scene until 1 a.m. investigating, according to the news release.

Restaurant employees were closing at the time of the fire. No one else was inside the building at the time. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to the release sent out Sunday morning. The fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage.

Huntley, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake and Fox River Grove sent fire crews to assist the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department.

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