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Fire severely damages Carl's Jr. in Phoenix

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(Source: Chad Black for CBS 5 News) A Carl's Jr. restaurant undergoing some renovations was badly damaged by fire early Wednesday morning. (Source: Chad Black for CBS 5 News) A Carl's Jr. restaurant undergoing some renovations was badly damaged by fire early Wednesday morning.

A Carl's Jr. restaurant undergoing some renovations was badly damaged by fire early Wednesday morning.

Phoenix firefighters received their initial call around 12:40 a.m. and by the time crews arrived, flames were coming from the structure's roof, according to Phoenix Fire Capt. Jonathan Jacobs.

Jacobs said the building was undergoing some construction work that might have contributed to the cause, though no official cause had been determined.

Heavy duct work including hoods, vents and exhaust made fighting the flames in the attic more difficult, Jacobs said.

He said the business near 35th Avenue and Bell Road was closed at the time, but some employees were doing some work inside. No workers or firefighters were injured.

While the fire was limited to the attic, the interior of the restaurant suffered water damage and remnants of the roof had fallen through, Jacobs said, adding that the restaurant is expected to be closed for an undetermined amount of time. He added the structure was sound because it was well built.

Jacobs said between 40 and 50 firefighters were on the scene.

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