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Cause of Wendy's fire revealed

Fire at Wendy's in Rib Mountain
Fire at Wendy's in Rib Mountain

RIB MOUNTAIN, Wis. (WSAU) - The cause of the fire that destroyed a Wendy’s restaurant was released Wednesday.

Rib Mountain Deputy Fire Chief John Lauer told WAOW Television that workers trying to clean a pressure cooker fryer disconnected a natural gas line, leading to the fire that destroyed the restaurant.

Investigators are unsure of how the gas ignited, but they suspect it was from the pilot light of another appliance.

According to Lauer, The Oct. 10 fire caused an estimated $1.5 million loss.