Sonic Drive-In damaged by fryer fire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sonic Drive-In damaged by fryer fire

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Sonic Drive-In Restaurant on Ruby was closed Saturday as crews worked to clean up damage from a fire blamed on their fryer unit.

Around 6:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the restaurant located at 1313 N. Ruby. Crews arrived to find a fire burning behind the fryer unit in the kitchen.

Firefighters say the fire was quickly knocked down with damage being confined to the fryer unit, with only minor smoke damage throughout the restaurant.

Fire investigators have yet to determine whether the fryer unit malfunctioned or whether there may have been maintenance problems.

Health officials were notified of the situation and were expected to conduct an inspection of the restaurant.

Damage was estimated at $12,000.

Employees expected the restaurant to reopen by 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

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