Fire engulfs KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Wilmington; firefighter injured

WILMINGTON (WPVI) -- A firefighter was injured in a two-alarm fire that engulfed a KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware.

It started around 8:35 a.m. Thursday at the fast-food restaurant on the 1900 block of Lancaster Avenue.

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Chopper 6: Fire breaks out in Wilmington KFC on January 10, 2019.

Chopper 6 over the scene showed flames and smoke billowing from the storage area of the building.

Officials tell Action News several employees made it out safely before firefighters arrived.

Firefighters were forced to evacuate the building because of the heavy flames.

One firefighter was treated for a leg injury at the Wilmington Hospital and later released.

Eight nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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