Restaurant chain Denny's in Texarkana, Ark., suffered serious fire damage Friday morning when employees called 9-1-1 to report a kitchen fire.

According to General Manager Randy Britt, while an employee was attempting to clean behind a flat grill, a gas line was ruptured and the fire began there. Patrons were quickly evacuated and no injuries were reported.

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Texarkana, Ark., Fire Marshall Stephen Johnson said the "damage is extensive in the kitchen area," he also said Denny's "will be down for a while."