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Fire breaks out inside drive-in restaurant in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on May 21, 2016

Things could’ve been a lot worse after a fire broke out inside an iconic restaurant in Oglesby.

Oglesby firefighters were called just before 11 Friday morning about a kitchen fire at the Root Beer Stand. The initial call had flames coming from a grill and shooting up the wall.

Oglesby Assistant Fire Chief Steve Maltus says by time his crew got there, workers pretty much had the grill top fire put out. The fire was contained to the kitchen.

Customers inside were evacuated just to be safe. Firefighters were able to leave the scene in well under an hour.

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