Burger Joint Temporarily Closed After Grease Fire

Drifter's Hamburgers neat Chapel Hills Mall will be closed for a few days after a late night grease fire at the restaurant.

According to the Colorado Springs Fire Department, an automatic fryer failed to shut off after closing hours Saturday night, starting a small fire in the kitchen. A security officer at the mall noticed smoke and called 911.

Firefighters were forced to break in to access the fire due to the restaurant being closed at the time of the fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire within 20 minutes of arrival.

The Fire Department says the fire was limited to the deep fat fryer, but did cause some smoke damage, forcing the restaurant to close for the next few days.