Fire breaks out at Aurora McDonald's

  • Authorities said insulation caught fire when workers were doing welding Thursday at a McDonald's under renovation on the 1000 block of Lake Street.

    Authorities said insulation caught fire when workers were doing welding Thursday at a McDonald's under renovation on the 1000 block of Lake Street. Courtesy of Aurora Fire Department

  • Aurora firefighters battle a fire Thursday at a McDonald's under renovation on the 1000 block of Lake Street.

    Aurora firefighters battle a fire Thursday at a McDonald's under renovation on the 1000 block of Lake Street. Courtesy of Aurora Fire Department

  • Lake Street was closed in both directions between Indian Trail and Illinois Avenue while firefighters responded to a blaze at a McDonald's under renovation.

    Lake Street was closed in both directions between Indian Trail and Illinois Avenue while firefighters responded to a blaze at a McDonald's under renovation. Courtesy of Aurora Fire Department

  • Firefighters battle Thursday's blaze at the McDonald's at 1023 N. Lake St.

    Firefighters battle Thursday's blaze at the McDonald's at 1023 N. Lake St. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 1/17/2019 10:17 PM

A blaze broke out around 4 p.m. at a McDonald's restaurant at 1023 N. Lake Street in Aurora while construction crews working on renovations, according to Aurora Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Rhodes.

The fire was started when insulation caught fire while the workers were welding, according to authorities.

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The construction crews were able to make it out of the building safely, Rhodes said.

Once fire crews arrived on the scene the blaze had quickly spread, Rhodes said.

Crews began attacking the fire from the outside because of the amount of fire and to keep firefighters safe, according to Rhodes.

Lake Street was closed in both directions between Indian Trail and Illinois Avenue while firefighters responded.

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