A fire broke out at Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop on Main Street in downtown Burlington around 2:55 Thursday Morning.
The Burlington Fire Department confirms residents in nearby apartments were evacuated and no injuries were reported.
Captain Michael Lachance with the Burlington Fire Department confirmed that there was a trash can fire in front of the restaurant but could not confirm if that was the cause of the fire at Ahli Baba’s.
Employee’s at Kountry Kart Deli two doors down from Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop spotted the fire and tried their best to extinguish it themselves before calling 911.
Firefighters also say this is just one of multiple recycling bin, trash can and dumpster fires reported around the city Thursday morning, including another dumpster fire reported at 90 Pearl Street.
The string of fires is still under investigation. If anyone has information pertaining to the incident, please call Burlington Fire Department.
This is a developing story, Local 22 & Local 44’s Spencer Thomas and Devin Bates will be on scene through the day bringing the latest information.