Severe storm leaves trail of damage in Gainesville

A Wendy’s fast-food burger chain sign collapsed into a neighboring Taco Bell restaurant causing...
A Wendy’s fast-food burger chain sign collapsed into a neighboring Taco Bell restaurant causing its roof to collapse late Wednesday afternoon.(KXII Staff)
Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 9:59 PM CDT
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GAINESVILLE, Texas (KXII) - A severe thunderstorm caused a Wendy’s fast-food burger chain sign to collapse into a neighboring Taco Bell restaurant, collapsing its roof late Wednesday afternoon.

The Gainesville Fire Marshal said it happened around 6 p.m.

Three employees and three customers were in the restaurant at the time, but Gainesville Fire said no one was injured.

Gainesville Fire said crews were out at the time responding to other storm related issues, but the battalion chief was at the location within three minutes.

The fire chief is asking residents to stay clear of the area.

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