Fire At Burger King In Lomira


Fire destroyed the Burger King and BP Hi-Way Hop in Lomira
Friday morning. Both businesses were part of the same structure. The blaze only
spared one wall and a drive-through menu. Lomira Fire Chief Brian Ries says
flames were visible when firefighters arrived at the scene. They quickly
discovered flames inside the exhaust system for the broiler.Efforts to douse
those flames were unsuccessful because the fire had worked its way up into the
attic. After that the blaze spread throughout the building. Ries says they are
still trying to determine what caused the fire. When the fire started the
restaurant was serving breakfast. Everyone was safely evacuated to the parking
lot. No injuries were reported. Eleven agencies responded to the fire, which was
reported at 6:19 a.m.

Fire completely destroyed a Burger King restaurant in Lomira
today. Dodge County Sheriff Pat Ninmann says 11 fire departments
battled the blaze at
665 East
in Lomira managing to keep the fire from
spreading to the nearby BP gas station pumps.
Dodge County
dispatch got the call at 6:19 a.m.  Five
fire departments were on the scene initially, but that number grew as did the
fire. No injuries were reported. Unlike a residential fire that displaces
families the blaze displaced a number of restaurant employees from their jobs
heading into the holidays.

Update: Since our original report a number of fire departments have been dispatched to provide mutual aid at the scene. Fond du Lac’s ladder truck is among the mutual aid and personnel providing assistance at the scene. No injuries have been reported. 

Several fire departments are battling a fire at the Burger King restaurant in Lomira this morning. Dodge County Sheriff’s Captain Trace Frost says they dispatched for the fire at 665 East Avenue in Lomira at 6:19 this morning. Five fire departments responded to the call. Above photo courtesy Anthony Mathers.

Lomira Fire Department photo.

Following photos taken by Shaun and Krysten Steger.