Long John Silver’s could be closed at least a week after a grease hood in the kitchen caught on fire Saturday morning, Oak Ridge Fire Chief Darryl Kerley said.
Workers were “cranking up the grill” and turning on fryers when the hood caught on fire about 8:30 a.m., Kerley said. The fire extended into the ventilation system, and a fan motor on the roof burst into flames.
Firefighters cut a hole in the roof of the restaurant on Oak Ridge Turnpike and were able to extinguish the flames in about six to eight minutes, Kerley said.
“It’ll take them a while to get back in business,” he said.