An overnight fire at the Krispy Kreme on Veterans Parkway was first reported by a Columbus Police officer who just happened to be driving past the store and saw smoke.
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The fire did about $90,000 in damage, according to early estimates by the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. The store was closed Wednesday morning.
The call came at 1:18 a.m., Deputy Chief Greg Lang said.
"The smoke appeared to be coming from the deep fryer," Lang said.
Firefighters had to break a window to enter the building when they saw flames coming from the deep fryer.
"We used chemicals at first, but had to use a hose," Lang said. "We got it extinguished pretty quickly."
There is about $60,000 in damage to the building and about $30,000 in damage to the contents.
There were no reports on whether or not the "hot doughnuts" light was on at the time of the fire.