Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 19, 2013

Local briefs - 2/19/13

Staff reports
The Independent

GRAYSON — Fire closes Grayson McDonald’s

GRAYSON A fire in the kitchen shut down a local fast food restaurant on Monday night.

A deep fryer caught fire in the Grayson McDonald’s, filling the restaurant with smoke.

Grayson firefighters responded to the blaze, which was contained in part by the sprinkler system.

Manager Theresa Hutchinson tried to extinguish the blaze with fire extinguishers, but was unsuccessful.  She was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Three other employees were also taken to the hospital, according to firefighters.

Firefighters went inside and contained the blaze with water while outside crews cut off gas to the building.

The restaurant is currently closed, and will remain that way until repairs are made and all the food that was inside is replenished.  Firefighters at the scene estimated the eatery will probably reopen in one to two weeks.

The restaurant owner was unavailable for comment.

Wurtland meeting set for Wednesday

WURTLAND There will be a special meeting of the Wurtland City Commission on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the city building to discuss water and sewage/wastewater.