Grease Fire Causes $100,000 Worth of Damage to Tysons Corner Restaurant | NBC4 Washington

Grease Fire Causes $100,000 Worth of Damage to Tysons Corner Restaurant

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    A grease fire caused $100,000 worth of damage to a Tysons Corner-area Chinese restaurant Tuesday afternoon.

    Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to China Wok at 8395 Leesburg Pike around 2:45 p.m. They arrived to find heavy black smoke coming from the roof, and fire coming from the ventilation ducts.

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    Firefighters brought the fire under control within about 25 minutes.

    Employees had unsuccessfully attempted to put out the fire with an extinguisher before firefighters arrived.

    About a dozen employees and customers escaped unharmed. About 20 employees and customers from adjoining businesses in the shopping center were also evacuated.

    The neighboring businesses reopened about 6 p.m. China Wok remains closed.

    Fire investigators said the fire was accidental and began in the kitchen.

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