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Small fire damages Q-39 South in Overland Park; restaurant to reopen Saturday

Q-39 South fire
Posted at 10:11 PM, Aug 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-17 16:09:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A small fire broke out at the popular barbecue restaurant Q-39 South in Overland Park Wednesday night.

Crews responded to a kitchen fire about 9:45 p.m. and found smoke coming from the roof of the building.

Firefighters say the fire was coming from a gas appliance in the kitchen area.

They shut off gas to the building, extinguished the fire and made sure everyone got out safely.

The restaurant's sprinkler system activated, helping knock down the fire, according Jason Rhodes, a spokesperson for the Overland Park Fire Department.

Fire damage was contained to the kitchen area, however because the sprinkler system activated, cleanup and repairs will be required.

The Overland Park Fire Department says the restaurant will likely be closed for those repairs.

The restaurant will reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.