Fire Temporarily Closes Wendy's in Richland

Customers get more than they expected while dining at Wendy's on George Washington Way this morning in Richland.

Employees say a fire started in the ventilation system behind the fryer around 10:30 a.m. today.

Firefighters were contacted after employees saw smoke and flames inside the kitchen area.

Luckily, a fire department is located nearby.

Damage to the restaurant is minimal, however this location will be closed until repairs can be made.

No injuries were reported.