A cook told firefighters that the suppression system did not function. A suppression system is made to take care of fryer fires, said Lynch.
The owner told officials the suppression system was serviced two to three months ago.
Three to four employees were in the building at the time of the fire but no one was hurt.
The sides of the building were collapsed to prevent injury.
North Main Street was completely blocked off for the safety of drivers and firefighters while they battled the flames, said Lynch.
One car drove through the emergency scene and was pulled over by police.
“Please don’t drive through an emergency scene whenever you see tape up and cops blocking the roadway,” Lynch said.
Dayton, Clayton and Englewood fire departments assisted Harrison Township Fire Department at the scene.
North main lees fire