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Fire forces evacuation at Charlie Hooper’s

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Posted at 9:51 PM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 12:50:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A fire in the kitchen at Charlie Hooper’s forced nearly two dozen patrons to evacuate the popular Brookside bar Sunday evening.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department responded to Charlie Hooper’s, 12 W. 63rd St., shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Fire crews found heavy smoke in the building and went to work on a small fire in the kitchen.

Crews then checked the ceiling and roof for additional signs of smoke and fire, declaring the incident under control around 9 p.m.

Late Sunday, the restaurant posted on Facebook that it would be closed "for at least the next few days." The post said there were no serious injuries to employees, customers or firefighters.