SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – No one was injured Saturday night as fire crews dealt with an apparent electrical fire at the Burger King on Route 1, police said.
Capt. Jim Ryan said a smoke condition was reported around 8:21 p.m. Saturday night in the recently renovated restaurant.
Police and a fire chief arrived on the scene a minute later and found that the customers and employees were evacuated, he said.
The fire chief determined that there was a fire within the walls of the restaurant and called for Monmouth Junction, Kendall Park and Kingston to respond, Ryan said.
As of 10 p.m., firefighters and employees from Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) were still on the scene trying to determine the origin of the fire, which appears to be electrical in nature, Ryan said.
Firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof to vent the smoke.
All of the emergency vehicles were able to use the Burger King parking lot, not disrupting traffic at the Route 1 and Major Road intersection.
The extent of damage to the business is not known at this time.
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