ALTOONA, Iowa – Firefighters were called out early Friday morning to extinguish a blaze at the Burger King in Altoona.
Crews were called to the restaurant at 3300 Adventureland Drive at 3:26 a.m. No one was inside when the fire started.
As of 6:00 a.m., officials say the fire was mostly out and crews were just monitoring hot spots.
“Just because of the cold temperatures and where the fire was located, it was difficult to reach and extinguish. And we had several hotspots that we had to try to locate and extinguish,” said Jessica Smith of the Altoona Fire Department.
Through traffic on Adventureland Drive is blocked off, but officials are allowing vehicles in and out of the Flying J Travel Plaza, which is across the street from the Burger King.
Fire departments from Ankeny, Bondurant, and Pleasant Hill were called to help out Altoona firefighters.
The cause of the fire is not known at this time.