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Photos | Two-alarm fire damages Lawrence Burger King

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Last Updated - 8:19 a.m.

Operation 100 News report

Around 1:15 a.m. Monday, Lawrence fire crews were called to the Burger King at 1107 W. 6th Street on reports of smoke from the roof of the building. This address is on the southeast corner of 6th and Missouri streets.

Firefighters arrived and quickly found visible fire on the roof and then in the attic area of the building. Employees told arriving crews that everyone had made it out of the building.

Incident command ordered a second alarm response at 1:20 a.m.

Google Earth view of the area.

Google Earth view of the area. by Mike Frizzell

At 1:40 a.m., crews reported that they had knocked down the bulk of the fire. Crews are making their way back inside the building to extinguish hot spots after initially fighting the fire from the exterior only.

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm by Mike Frizzell

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm by Mike Frizzell

The fire was reported to be under control shortly after 2 a.m.

No injuries were reported. A damage estimate was not immediately available and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

A section of 6th Street was closed as firefighters were on scene and it has since reopened.

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Comments

ImAllThat 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I drove by and just thought they were grilling an ass load of whoppers! I was about to stop in a get me one of them tasty little dudes. I usually eat one, then fire it out in the john 5min later.

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Bursting 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hopefully they close forever, this location is by far the worst Burger King I have ever been to. Terrible management, food always disgusting...

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catfishturkeyhunter 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Those burger fires can get out of hand in a hurry.

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davidmcg 8 months, 2 weeks ago

was it caused by dirty grease traps? very few restaurants actually keep their grease traps above the grills cleaned like they are required too.

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Neil Rasmussen 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Was this building always a Burger King or was there something there before?

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