OAKHURST – Firefighters made quick work of a fire that started in a fryer at McDonalds on Thursday morning.
At about 6:50 a.m. on Mar. 28, hot cooking oil was the fuel for a fire that was contained to the fryer itself. McDonalds employees used fire extinguishers on the blaze, and called 911.“It’s important to note that you never use water on a grease fire,” says Cal Fire Captain Gunnar Johnson. “Water just causes it to spread and intensify. Dry chemicals are the proper way to deal with this type of fire.”
That is what the McDonalds employees did, and Johnson credits them with making this a good success story.
The engine from Madera County Fire Station #12 in Oakhurst reponsed, along with the ladder truck from Station #8 at the Chukchansi Casino, and Ahwahnee Cal Fire and Madera County Fire Station #16 water tender. Firefighters were on scene for about an hour.
The restaurant was closed until around noon, and the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.