- The blaze broke out around 1.15am in the McDonald’s restaurant outside Dundee
- All of the staff were able to safely evacuate without any injuries
A busy roadside McDonalds burned to the ground in an overnight blaze while staff were still in the store.
Fortunately nobody was injured after the blaze destroyed the store on the outskirts of Dundee in the early hours of this morning.
Four units of Scottish Fire and Rescue attended the scene along with special high-reach appliances.
Such was the extent of the fire, officers were forced to close a section of the main A92 road which connects Arbroath and Dundee.
Local residents were also advised to shut their windows while firefighters battled the flames.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however fortunately nobody was injured and all of the staff were safely able to evacuate the premises.
A McDonald’s restaurant in Dundee was destroyed after it caught fire in the early hours of this morning
Four units of Scottish Fire and rescue attended the scene on the A92 which links Dundee and Arbroath
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Speaking to the Dundee Courier, Nick McPartland, franchisee for the restaurant, said: ‘We are a 24-hour restaurant so we did have staff inside when the fire started.
‘We don’t know what caused the fire but everyone was able to leave the restaurant safely and there was no smoke inhalation.
‘We’re just going to have to wait to see what we can do with the branch but I’m thankful that the staff are safe.’
A spokesman for McDonald’s told MailOnline: ‘Following a serious fire onsite, our Monifieth – Arbroath Road restaurant is currently closed. All employees on shift at the time were safely evacuated and the Fire & Emergency Services are still in attendance at the scene.’