Early morning fire knocks out Mississippi town’s fried chicken source until further notice

Published 7:36 am Monday, July 3, 2023

A Mississippi city will be without one source of fried chicken after a fire broke out Sunday morning, knocking out the restaurant until further notice.

Columbia, Mississippi, fire officials said firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at Popeye’s at approximately 7:36 a.m. Sunday.

Fire crews found the restaurant’s fryer was on fire when they arrived. Crews ventilated smoke from the building and extinguished the fire with fire extinguishers.

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Crews said the bulk of the fire was extinguished by a fire suppression system built into the kitchen’s vent hoods.

No one was reported injured, but the restaurant will be closed until further notice.