More than 20 customers, workers escape burning Burger King as roof fire spreads

A branch of Burger King is pictured on February 19, 2018 in Bath, England. The number of takeaway restaurants has increased significantly in the last few years and this has raised concerns that this can lead to over-consumption in cheap, unhealthy high-fat nutrient-poor food and drink leading to higher body weight and greater risk of obesity.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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A branch of Burger King is pictured on February 19, 2018 in Bath, England. The number of takeaway restaurants has increased significantly in the last few years and this has raised concerns that this can lead to over-consumption in cheap, unhealthy high-fat nutrient-poor food and drink leading to higher body weight and greater risk of obesity. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Malfunctioning machinery is suspected of causing a fire that closed a Burger King in Vandalia, Ohio, and forced the evacuation of customers and employees, according to fire officials.

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A passer-by alerted restaurant employees that the roof was on fire Thursday afternoon, the chief said.

More than 20 customers and employees escaped without injury.

There's no word on the extent of the damage, but the restaurant is closed until further notice, fire officials said.

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