Philadelphia firefighters battle a small fire at Hardee’s that started from a faulty exhaust system.
Philadelphia firefighters battle a small fire at Hardee’s that started from a faulty exhaust system.
The Hardee’s restaurant on Beacon Street was back up and running Friday, one day after investigators say a faulty exhaust system caused a kitchen fire.

Deputy Fire Chief Deric Horne said multiple engines responded to the call of a fire between about 6 p.m. Thursday. The fire didn’t result in any injuries, he said, noting that the business was offering drive thru-only service at the time of the incident.



Horne said the fire started in the exhaust system behind one of the stove’s vent hoods. He said the exhaust system was badly damaged and needed to be replaced. Social media vide showed flames shooting out of the roof before PFD arrived.

The restaurant was back serving customers by Friday evening.