Kitchen fire closes Fort Myers restaurant

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A local business is shut down after fire sparked in the kitchen.

Right now, Kingdom Buffet on U.S. 41 near Page Field is closed. The fire department says the restaurant was grilling duck when the stove flared up.

There were about 30 people inside Kingdom Buffet when the fire alarm started going off.

The fire department tells WINK News, the stove flared up and then caught the hood system on fire.

Everyone inside the restaurant was forced to evacuate, including Skyline Chili next door.

A bystander said he could see the flames shooting about 6- 8 feet in the air and another person said Skyline Chili filled with smoke.

Skyline Chili has reopened, but firefighters say the Chinese restaurant will be closed for awhile.

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