Several cars engulfed
Oklahoma City (KFOR) – Firefighters responded to a grass fire near a popular fast food restaurant on Monday afternoon.
The “fast-growing” grass fire spread to evergreen shrubs near Chick-fil-A before high winds quickly transferred the flames to vehicles in the fast-food chain’s parking lot, Oklahoma officials say.
At about 1 p.m. Monday, Oklahoma City firefighters were called to start a fire in the lawn near I-40 and MacArthur Blvd.
Chick-fil-A workers’ cars go up in flames as grass fire sweeps by, Oklahoma officials say
Initial reports indicated that the fire spread to an area near Chick-Fil-A and crashed into vehicles at the restaurant.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found several cars on fire.
Firefighters responded “quickly” to the Chick-fil-A evacuation, according to tweets from the Oklahoma City Fire Department.
Thirteen people were evaluated for smoke inhalation and three were taken to hospital for treatment.
Officials did not say whether those treated were employees or clients.
The fire department said 10 cars were set alight – all owned by Chickville A. employees.
At this point, fire brigades are working to put out the hot spots.
Officials say four people suffered from inhaling smoke from the fire.
In all, nine cars were destroyed.