A Monday evening fire resulted in damage to Dumas’ Kentucky Fried Chicken location.
According to Dumas Fire Department Chief Ron Pray, the department received the call regarding the fire at 8:12 p.m. Fire fighters arrived on scene at 8:16 p.m. and found a fire on the roof in the front corner of the building, apparently originating from a transformer box.
Chief Pray said the manager on duty at the restaurant at the time of the fire began vacating the building and had everyone out when fire fighters arrived on the scene.
Fire fighters first shut off the utilities, which caused the electrical issue to cease. Some of the roof was still on fire, both on top of the building and inside the ceiling. The fire chief said the fire fighters did a “two-prong attack” on the fire, battling the blaze on the roof and the fire that was inside the ceiling.
There was some smoke and water damage sustained to the inside of the restaurant, and some wiring and roof damage, according to Chief Pray. However, there were no injuries as a result of the fire.
The chief said fire fighters left the scene at 9:26 p.m.
As of press time there was no estimate on the amount of damage caused by the fire, nor was there an estimate as to when the restaurant will reopen.