A McDonald’s restaurant located in Monifieth, Scotland, has been completely destroyed by a massive fire that broke out overnight. Emergency services responded to the scene at Ethiebeaton Park at approximately 1.15am on Tuesday after witnesses reported seeing massive flames engulfing the building.
All of the staff members who were present in the 24-hour restaurant at the time managed to escape unharmed. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, leaving the building as nothing more than a charred and gutted structure. Monifieth McDonald’s franchisee, Nick McPartland, expressed relief that everyone made it out safely and mentioned that the cause of the fire remains a mystery.
Fire crews from four local stations rushed to the scene to battle the intense blaze, and firefighters are currently on-site as the investigation continues. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service reported that four fire appliances are present at the location.
While the A92 road was initially closed during the height of the fire, it has since been reopened. This unfortunate incident marks the second consecutive day of disruption in the area, as the road was shut down on Monday morning due to safety concerns for an individual.
Local councillor Lloyd Melville took to social media to express gratitude to the fire service for their efforts in extinguishing the fire and expressed hopes that no one was harmed in the incident.
Q: Were there any injuries in the fire at the Monifieth McDonald’s restaurant?
A: Fortunately, all staff members were able to escape the building unharmed, and there were no reports of injuries.
Q: Do we know what caused the fire?
A: The cause of the fire is still unknown and is currently under investigation.
Q: How many fire crews responded to the incident?
A: Firefighters from four local fire stations were dispatched to the scene to battle the blaze.
Q: Was the A92 road closed during the incident?
A: Yes, the A92 road was temporarily closed as a result of the fire but has since been reopened.