A waitress at Frontier Restaurant in Washington called the fire department this morning because she smelled gas and saw smoke in the building’s basement. Liz Goodwin says firefighters told everyone to leave the restaurant while they investigated the cause of the report. Frontier cook Abel Toto was in the basement and reported seeing “a lot of smoke.” Washington resident John Coakley was eating in the restaurant with his wife when he was told by firemen to leave. The couple decided to take a few items from the restaurant, and finished their breakfast in the parking lot while Washington’s volunteer fire department investigated. Stay tuned to KCII for more information as soon as it becomes official.