photo courtesy Branson Fire/ City of Branson

Fire has damaged a Branson restaurant, sending one employee to the hospital.

People were inside eating when the fire started Thursday afternoon at Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House.

An employee tried to put out the flames coming from an HVAC unit.

The worker ended up with some minor injuries.

Everybody else got out safely.

Fire investigators are looking for the cause of the fire.

The Taney County Health Department is working with the restaurant to get it opened as soon as possible.