TAYLORSVILLE, Ind. – The German Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Clifford Volunteer Fire Department, and Edinburgh Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the Burger King on North U.S. 31 in Taylorsville, for a reported structure fire around 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Employees discovered smoke in the building just prior to opening for business and were able to exit the building before firefighters arrived. As units responded they observed heavy black smoke coming from the rear of the building.
Ladder trucks and manpower were requested from the Columbus Fire Department and Columbus Township Fire and Rescue. German Township Fire Engine 81 also responded and made an aggressive interior attack, however, the crew had limited visibility. They located fire between the building’s roof and the drop ceiling and reported it was contained to the kitchen. Firefighters were deployed to the roof to assess the fire’s extension into the void space above the drop ceiling and the roof.
At approximately 6:55 a.m., Chief Matt Lynch of the German Township Volunteer Fire Department declared the blaze under control. Units continued to work for another 90 minutes as a precaution. Crews used approximately 750 gallons of water to contain the fire. Damage estimates were not available yet.