LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Three people have suffered burn injuries after the floor of a Church's Chicken restaurant in Livingston collapsed Monday evening.
According to the Livingston police report, the three women, who are all employees of the Church's Chicken restaurant, suffered the burns after chicken fryers collapsed when the floor did, pouring hot grease on them.
The report states two of the women managed to climb out of the hole, which was between two and three feet deep. The third woman suffered particularly serious burns and had to be helped out by a customer.
Police responded to a possible fire at 6:25 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 210 N. Washington Ave. When they arrived, they saw everyone was outside the restaurant and the inside was full of smoke.
One of the women was taken to a Livingston hospital and the other two were flown to a Houston hospital. Their names and conditions have not yet been released. Lt. Matt Parish said the third woman is still in critical condition and is believed to have third-degree burns on about 75 percent of her body.
Livingston Fire Department is investigating the cause of the collapse. Parish said they are waiting on other agencies to arrive in Livingston, and they will continue their investigation into what caused the collapse on Wednesday.