The Safeway store at 600 S. Broadway in Walnut Creek was evacuated Friday evening after a smoky fire broke out in a food preparation area, prompting firefighters to declare a second alarm shortly after the blaze was first reported at 8:15 p.m.
There were no reported injuries despite initial fears that someone may have sustained burns.
Firefighters were still on scene at 8:36 p.m. Police were called to assist with traffic control.
Do you want your chicken seared, blackened or extra extra crispy?
Cleaning up this morning. Smells a little smoky still!