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Shreveport fast food restaurant suffers smoke damage after fire

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

A local fast food restaurant suffered some smoke damage after a fire broke out.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Burger King in the 100 block of East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport. Firefighters responded to the scene and had the fire under control within 5 minutes of arriving at the scene.

Shreveport Fire Chief Fred Sanders says fire investigators believe the fire started in the vent stack above the grill. Investigators believe the fire was caused by a build up of grease in the vent stack.

Employees and customers were evacuated from the building when the fire started. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Chief Sanders tells KTBS 3 News that the building did sustain some smoke damage but it is unclear at this time on the extent of the damage.

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