NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Nashville Fire Department is working to determine what exactly sparked a fire at McDougal’s Chicken Fingers and Wings in Nashville Monday afternoon.

Smoke billowed from the restaurant located on Belcourt Avenue in Hillsboro around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26.

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Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire. After that, they worked to salvage any property, as well as watch hotspots.

  • McDougal's Chicken Fingers and Wings
  • McDougal's Chicken Fingers and Wings
  • McDougal's Chicken Fingers and Wings

One of the owners at the scene told News 2 the fire started in the kitchen.

No injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, the following statement — signed by Tommy and Kristi McDougal — was posted on the McDougal’s Chicken Facebook page on Saturday, Oct. 1:

Monday afternoon a devastating fire broke out at our original Belcourt Avenue location. We are mourning the loss of 18 years of history and memorabilia. We have had so many beautiful employees and customers over the years, who have become like family. You all have made our restaurant on Belcourt feel like home.

We thank you all for your support of our dream. You have allowed us to do what we love, grow our business and give back to our community that we cherish.

Thank you!

We do not know what the future holds for this location. We are looking for the silver lining and hoping we can work something out. In the meantime, please visit our Gulch location at 901 12th Avenue South. Look for the opening of our Brentwood location at 5111 Peter Taylor Park Drive, Suite 100 in the near future.

Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts!

We want to especially thank the Nashville Fire Department. They arrived in full force and their bravery and quick response is the reason that our neighborhood and employees were kept unharmed. Thank you for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support — we are grateful.

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This is a developing story. WKRN News 2 will continue to update this article as new information becomes available.