Monday morning fire breaks out at Chinese buffet

Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: 
Smoke is forced out the front door of Dragon Kitchen restaurant Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, after firefighters placed fans in doorways. Jefferson City firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at the Missouri Boulevard restaurant.
Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: Smoke is forced out the front door of Dragon Kitchen restaurant Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, after firefighters placed fans in doorways. Jefferson City firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at the Missouri Boulevard restaurant.

Jefferson City firefighters responded to a fire Monday morning at Dragon Kitchen on Missouri Boulevard.

A 911 caller reported the fire around 9:40 a.m., Jefferson City Fire Department Division Chief Jason Turner said.

He said a fire broke out on a stove, but the fire-suppression system above it contained the flames.

Firefighters helped clear the smoke from the building and were only on scene for around 20 minutes, he said.

Two chiefs, two engines, a squad truck and a ladder truck responded to the call. Cole County EMS and a Cole County Fire Protection District engine were also on scene.

  photo  Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: A Jefferson City firefighter carefully makes his way down the ladder Monday after checking the roof after a fire at Dragon Kitchen restaurant on Missouri Boulevard.