Church’s Fried Chicken restaurant fire Faulty Equipment

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Published on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 15:00

Written by YFD

Yuma, Arizona – Today, just before 10:00am, a fire was reported inside the Church’s Fried Chicken restaurant at 2420 South 4th Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke coming from the building and flames visible inside. Firefighters entered the building and quickly extinguished the fire they found in the kitchen.

The fire damage was contained to the kitchen.

There were three employees in the business at the time the fire started. They reported seeing flames coming out from under a commercial fryer. The employees were able to safely evacuate the building prior to the arrival of YFD personnel.

The fire appears to have originated in the cooking equipment and the cause is under investigation. The business is closed while repairs are conducted.

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