Fire reported at Clarinda Mickey D’s restaurant

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May 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a fire Friday afternoon at the Clarinda McDonald’s restaurant. According to the Omaha World-Herald, the store was closed briefly after a fire scorched the rear of the business at around 12:50-p.m. The store’s employees noticed smoke near the back door. Further investigation revealed smoke coming from an electrical receptacle. When an employee removed the receptacle, smoke began pouring out of the wall, and flames were observed coming from the exterior of the buiding.

A maintenance worker used a fire extinguisher to control the flames until the fire department could arrive on the scene. The assistant fire chief said later, that the fire appeared to have started on the outside of the building and climbed the wall near the back door. The damage, he said was minimal. The cause remained under investigation.