Golden Corral closed until further notice after early morning fire

Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire alarm at the Golden Corral located at 3940 North 26th St around 5 on Thursday morning. 

Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg tells Channel 8 News that when crews arrived, they found smoke and fire inside the building, and upgraded the scene to a full alarm. 

The fire was caused by a food warmer in the buffet station of the restaurant. The fire and smoked triggered the sprinklers in the building to activate, which contained the fire. LFR was then able to extinguish it in about 10 minutes. 

The fire caused around $50,000 in damages and the restaurant will be closed until further notice.

Officials say no one was injured during the fire, and no employees were there at the time it started. 

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