An early morning fire at Arby’s in Palatine Monday left the restaurant at 139 N. Northwest Highway closed.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at the restaurant at 5 a.m. With 22 firefighters in all, they had the fire under control by 5:20 a.m.
The first Palatine Fire Department crews arrived at 5:05 a.m. according to a news release and found smoke and small fire inside of the restaurant. They pulled a hose line, forced entry and extinguished the fire in the kitchen area.
They searched the smoke-filled restaurant for any occupants and found it empty. The restaurant was closed at the time of the fire. No one was injured in the fire.
No damage estimates are available yet, and the fire remains under investigation.