Des Plaines firefighters were sent to the Wonton Gourmet restaurant at 1405 N Elmhurst Road late Monday afternoon for an alarm. They received a call reporting smoke from the building and the response level was upgraded. Engine 63 arrived with smoke showing from a roof vent and reported a fire in the kitchen. The fire was extinguished in short order but not before the entire building was charged with smoke.

In addition to all Des Plaines companies, Elk Grove Township Engine 11, Prospect Heights Tower 9, and ambulances from Elk Grove Township, Rosemont, and Mt Prospect were at the scene.

smoke from restaurant fire

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