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Calvert City McDonald's Destroyed by Fire

Photo courtesy of Bryan Canavan

A McDonald's in Calvert City is destroyed after a fire broke out late Tuesday morning. 

Gilbertsville Fire Chief Jim Dexter said his department and eight others responded to the scene soon after a call between 11:15 and 11:30 of smoke in the building.

He said there were no injuries. 

The restaurant was located on Kennedy Ave. near Hwy 62 and I-24.

Marshall County Daily reportsCalvert City Fire Chief Fred Ross said a fire possibly came from an A/C unit on the roof.

A fire marshal is expected to further investigate the incident on Wednesday.

According to Dexter, the McDonald's district manager said the building will be torn down within a few weeks and a new one will be built.

Credit Photo courtesy of Bryan Canavan

This story will be updated.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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