Fire damages Mooyah Burgers in Westminster

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - A security guard checking an alarm Monday morning found smoke in a restaurant at the Orchard Town Center in Westminster.

When firefighters arrived at Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes in the 14600 block of Delaware, they found heavy smoke inside the restaurant and that the sprinklers had been activated.

"The fire was located in a storage area within the restaurant and kept in check by two sprinkler heads," Westminster Fire officials said in a news release. "Due to early notification and detection there was no additional spread of smoke or fire to any adjoining units within the building."

Damage is estimated at $30,000.

"It really makes a difference when structures have sprinkler systems in place. Their activation reduces the amount of property damage and practically eliminates the spread of fire and threat of injury," said Battalion Chief David Varney in a statement sent to 7NEWS.

The Orchard Town Center is at I-25 and 144th. It includes major anchor tenants REI, Target and the AMC Orchard 12.

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