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According to Division Chief Mike Dudlo of the Burbank Police Department, a patrol officer was in the area of 77th Street and Narragansett Avenue when he smelled smoke just after 1 a.m.
The officer traced the odor to The Dugout restaurant at 6300 W. 79th Street. The officer observed heavy white smoke coming through the roof and alerted the fire department, Dudlo said.
According to the Tri-State Fire Alerts Facebook page, Burbank firefighters were assisted by fire crews from Bridgeview, Bedford Park, North Palos, and Hometown in putting out the fire
The extent of the damage to the fast food eatery is unknown at this time.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation but police reports isuggest there was nothing suspicious about the fire.