Burger King Fire on Long Point Road Causes Minor Damage

Burger King Fire on Long Point Road Causes Minor Damage

On April 28, 2024, at 12:12 a.m., a fire broke out at the Burger King located at 8003 Long Point Road, 77055. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

The estimated property saved amounted to $1,627,400, while the damage caused by the fire was estimated to be around $27,500. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find smoke emanating from the 1-story fast-food restaurant.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the cause of the fire was unintentional, attributed to a failure to clean. The fire was mainly contained to the kitchen area, and firefighters swiftly took control of the situation.

The timely response of 29 personnel, including crews from Stations 38, 5, 2, 50, 57, and the Village Fire Department, ensured that the fire did not escalate further. Crews shut off utilities, controlled the fire, checked for any extensions, and ensured all smoldering hotspots were extinguished.

An employee reported seeing smoke coming from the ventilation hood above the cooking area and promptly alerted emergency services by dialing 9-1-1. Firefighters remained on-site until the building was secured by the employees.

Efforts to remove smoke from the premises involved the use of fans.