Updated 9:47 am: Meridian Fire Department has reported that it was a false alarm Tuesday morning.

In an unfortunate turn of events, the newly opened In-N-Out Burger in Meridian, Idaho, reportedly experienced a fire early this morning. This information comes from local Facebook postings, notably from the group 'In-N-Out Meridian Idaho Wait Time Tracker' which serves as a platform for fans of the iconic burger chain to discuss and enjoy its latest addition to Idaho.

The In-N-Out Burger restaurant at 3520 E. Fairview Ave. at The Village at Meridian had just opened, marking the 400th location for the Irvine-based chain. According to the posts, the Meridian Fire Department responded quickly to the incident, reflecting their commitment to serving the community with pride and compassion. While it's currently unknown what caused the fire or the extent of the damage, this incident underscores the challenges businesses can face, even amid celebrations of growth and expansion.

Taylor Badzic
Taylor Badzic

As the posts have quickly spread throughout several different Facebook pages, one person commented that it "appears to be a water issue, not fire." As of 9:15 this morning, we were told that the fire trucks and police were leaving and that the employees were seen going back into the building.

In-N-Out Burger has yet to comment on the incident on its official Facebook page or through other channels. The community, especially the enthusiastic patrons of In-N-Out Burger, eagerly awaits updates on the situation. Despite the unfortunate event, the spirit of the Gem State's residents remains undeterred, with many expressing hopes for a swift recovery and reopening of the beloved burger joint.

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