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Firefighters battle McDonalds playground fire

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Apr 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 06:36:11-04

A Howard County McDonalds is closed after a smoky fire damaged the building.

Fire fighters  were called to the McDonalds at Long Gate Shopping Center in Ellicott City around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

When crews arrived  thick smoke was coming from the attached PlayPlace and firefighters began an aggressive attack. Authorities said accessing the fire was challenging and crews had to take out a big portion of the ceiling to make sure the fire was fully extinguished.

No one was hurt in the fire. 

The cause is under investigation.

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