Early Tuesday morning, a devastating fire ravaged a popular McDonald’s restaurant located in Angus. The incident, which occurred at the Monifieth branch, prompted emergency responders to rush to the scene just before 1:15 am on November 21. Fortunately, all five employees working at the time safely exited the building, and no casualties have been reported.
Eyewitnesses observed thick smoke billowing from the fast-food outlet as firefighters battled the raging flames. At the height of the incident, there were four fire appliances and a high reach appliance at the scene to combat the inferno. Although the fire has been largely extinguished, one fire crew remains present to ensure complete safety and to investigate the cause of the fire.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service promptly closed the A92, which stretches from West Grange Roundabout to Ethiebeaton Roundabout, while emergency services dealt with the situation. However, the road has since reopened, allowing traffic to flow normally.
McDonald’s confirmed the closure of the Monifieth – Arbroath Road restaurant due to the severe fire damage. The company expressed its gratitude that all employees present during the incident escaped unharmed. Fire and emergency services continue to monitor the scene and address any remaining concerns.
- Were there any casualties?
- How long did it take to bring the fire under control?
- What caused the fire?
- Is the restaurant permanently closed?
No casualties have been reported as a result of the fire. All five employees were safely evacuated.
Fire crews swiftly responded to the incident and were able to contain and largely extinguish the fire. However, one fire crew remains on the scene to ensure complete safety.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Authorities are working to determine the source of the devastating incident.
Yes, the McDonald’s restaurant on Monifieth – Arbroath Road is currently closed due to the serious fire damage. It will remain closed until repairs can be made and the facility can be deemed safe for operation.