LIBERTY — First responders including Liberty fire and police departments rushed Tuesday night, April 20, to the scene of a fire that was engulfing the Liberty Wendy's fast food restaurant near Kansas Street and Victory Drive.

Around 9:10 p.m., onlookers reported seeing flames and smoke billowing from the building.

Fire Chief John Mills told the Courier-Tribune at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, the blaze was under control.

"No roads are closed, but we are asking everyone to avoid the area," states a social media post Tuesday night from Liberty police. According to police, everyone made it safely out of the restaurant.

While everyone inside escaped the restaurant without injury, one firefighter battling the blaze did end up suffering minor injuries, but is doing well, said the fire chief on Wednesday, April 21.

Mills also said the state fire marshal's office investigated and determined the fire's cause was accidental.

"It was unintentional, but we can't rule out electrical," he said.

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