FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Thirty firefighters responded to a restaurant fire Sunday in Florence, according to Howe Springs Fire Rescue Chief Billy Dillon.

It happened at 8:50 a.m. at the Cookout on South Irby Street, Dillon said.

The owner noticed that a kitchen appliance was on fire when he arrived at the restaurant and tried to extinguish the fire but had to exit the building, Dillon said.

No injuries were reported.

Thirty firefighters from the Howe Springs and Florence fire departments assisted with the fire,

Thirty firefighters from the Howe Springs and Florence fire departments assisted with the fire, which damaged the kitchen and roof of the building, Dillon said.

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