The opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Binghamton was delayed following a grease fire in the kitchen.

The blaze at 488 Court Street on the city's East Side was reported around 5:15 a.m. Thursday.

The drive-thru lane at the Court Street McDonald's restaurant after a kitchen fire was extinguished. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A Binghamton fire department official said the fire was extinguished quickly by the first engine company on the scene. No injuries were reported.

The blaze caused minor damage. A gas line to a fryer was shut off and the restaurant was expected to remain close until the equipment could be inspected by a technician.

A McDonald's employee did not know when the restaurant would open.

The entrance to the McDonald's restaurant at 488 Court Street on November 11, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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