BANGOR – A fire broke out at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Longview Drive in Bangor shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Bangor Fire Chief Tom Higgins said the fire began in the mulch right outside of the building.
Higgins said by the time crews arrived, the fire had spread up the side of the building and into the ceiling. The firefighters worked on the roof to cut a vent hole in the ceiling.
The cause of the fire has not been determined yet.
“It was in the mulch just outside an entrance door, so it’s hard to say what it might have been today,” Higgins said. “It could have been a cigarette. Fire danger is pretty high today. I’m sure the mulch is pretty dry, and with it windy, it fanned the fuel quickly no matter how it started.”
There were workers inside the building when the fire started but no injuries were reported.