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Arnold's Country Kitchen Opens After Grease Fire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A popular meat-and-three in Nashville opened Tuesday after an early morning grease fire inside the restaurant.

A passerby saw smoke coming from Arnold's Country Kitchen on 8th Avenue South around midnight, and called the fire department.

Firefighters found heavy smoke inside the building, and brought out some pots that were smoking.

The owner told NewsChannel 5 that she had the deep fryer fixed on Monday, and she believes the man who came to fix it forgot to turn it off.

Fortunately, there were no flames from the fire—only smoke from the grease.

Fire officials said they got to the scene just in time; otherwise there could have been a different outcome.

"It would've been a big building fire but they got it (when) it was still the fryer was the only thing on fire; it didn't get into the building we got here that quick," said Nashville Fire District Chief Buddy Byers.

No one was hurt.

There was no fire damage, but the owner said they were going to vent the building in order for it to be open for business Tuesday. She added that the fried grouper would not be on the menu.

It was the first fire at the restaurant in its 32-year history.

Arnold's has been featured on the Food Network and in Southern Living Magazine. According to several foodie websites, it's one of "the places" to eat when visiting Music City.

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