Danville Fire units responded to Long John Silver's located at 133 Piney Forest Road on 5-20-13 just before 1 pm for a reported fire in the kitchen. Arriving units were met by restaurant management whom advised that the restaurant was evacuated and all employees were accounted for. The manager reported that the fire was located in a fryer and their attempts to extinguish it were unsuccessful. Firefighters entered the restaurant and found a small fire burning inside of the fryer. The fryer had to be disassembled by the firefighters before using the restaurants class K extinguisher to fully extinguish the fire. The restaurant was closed for business so the equipment could be repaired and the kitchen cleaned from the fire. Prior to reopening the restaurant will be inspected by the FIre Marshal's Office and the Health Department.
Released by R.N. Guill Assistant Fire Marshal Danville Fire Department.