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Harvey 'Goff' Gough Says Grease Buildup May Have Caused Fire

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UNIVERSITY PARK (CBSDFW.COM) – The man whose family founded Goff's Burgers 65 years ago, Harvey Gough watched today as the last of the chain was destroyed by fire.

And now a moment of silence for the Goff's burger. RIP, we will miss you. (credit: Annie Potasznik)

Gough was slinging burgers at his new restaurant when he heard the news.

The 77-year-old sold the name ten years ago but still hated to see the last remaining one go up in flames.

"I hate to see something bad happened to the guys I sold it to and to my name," said Gough, "I'm not gonna say I'm in love with them… but I do have some empathy for them."

He said he thinks today's fire was caused by a buildup of grease in the vents, which need frequent cleaning to operate safely.

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