Grease seems to be the cause of Monday’s fire at Sonic in Glasgow. According to Glasgow Fire Chief Tony Atwood, the Glasgow Fire Department received a call of a fire at Sonic on Rogers Road in Glasgow. Two engines, one ladder truck and two command vehicles arrived at the scene and observed a light brownish smoke coming from the roof area of the building which had been evacuated. Firefighters entered the building and found a fire at the rear of a deep fryer. While extinguishing this fire, other Firefighters gained access to the roof area to ensure there was no fire extension.
Although no damage estimate was given, it was limited to the rear of the deep fryer. Through investigation it was found that there had been a buildup of grease in the rear of the gas fired deep which ignited and spread up the fryer. No injuries were reported and Firefighters were on the scene a little over an hour.
On Monday night Firefighters responded to East Cherry Street, to a report of a house fire. Two engines, one ladder truck and three command vehicles arrived on scene and found smoking coming from the house. Upon entry, firefighters located a fire in the attic space on the second floor. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire using a preconnected hose line. The ceiling was removed to ensure there was no extension.
Through investigation, it was found the resident had placed a lit candle on an old ironing board on the second floor and had gone downstairs. When the smoke was noticed inside the house, residents were unable to return upstairs to check on the candle due to the volume of smoke. The resident did attempt to extinguish the fire using an outside hose.
The fire appears to be accidental. No injuries were reported and firefighters were at the scene for two hours.