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Kamloops Fire Rescue respond to McDonalds deep fryer fire

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December 08, 2018 - 9:35 AM

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops McDonalds was temporarily closed last night due to a small deep fryer fire.

Kamloops Fire Rescue arrived at the McDonalds location in Sahali at about 11:30 p.m. last night, Dec. 7. Platoon Captain Darryl Cooper was on scene and told CFJC that it was a container beside the deep fryer that caught fire.

Platoon Captain Dave Ferguson told iNFOnews when crews arrived there was smoke in the building and the fire was already out. Staff were quickly allowed back in the building.

"[Restaurants] have special extinguishing stuff in place that automatically extinguishes a fire," Ferguson said in a phone interview, "It's not like it's at a home where if you have a grease fire... and you're not prepared with something to cover and smother it, it quite often lights the house on fire."

Ferguson says it's a requirement of all restaurants to have extinguishing mechanisms in place in case of a fire, and that equipment must be checked one per year by a trained technician.

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