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‘Smell of burning’ at KFC sparks late night fire crew call out

PUBLISHED: 11:40 12 October 2018

The KFC in Lowestoft on Marine Parade and London Road South. Picture: Google

The KFC in Lowestoft on Marine Parade and London Road South. Picture: Google

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An above door heater saw the fire service called to a branch of KFC overnight.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue were called at 1.45am to reports of a small fire in the fast food chain on Marine Parade, Lowestoft.

On arrival it was discovered the restaurants over door heater had a small electrical fault causing the smell of burning.

A spokesman from the fire service said they isolated the heater and detached it from the mains electricity to put out the fire.

Ian Carter, an on call firefighter in Lowestoft, tweeted: “S16P3 called to smell of burning at a fast food outlet in Lowestoft with watch from Lowestoft South. Early start for our new on call firefighter Dale Parker.”

KFC confirmed they are open for business despite the call out and described the problem as a “small electrical fault”.

Two engines were called to the incident, one from North Lowestoft and one from Lowestoft South, which had been dealt with by 2.20am.

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