OFD: Old Hickory BBQ’s smokehouse catches fire, no one hurt

OFD: Old Hickory BBQ’s smokehouse catches fire, no one hurt

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The Owensboro Fire Department says the Old Hickory BBQ’s smokehouse caught fire Tuesday evening.

They say the smokehouse isn’t attached to the restaurant, but fire officials say the smokehouse does have extensive damage.

Authorities say there will have to be a lot of repairs done before the restaurant will be able to use the smokehouse again.

“They’re going to have to do some extensive repairs to their building and clean up before they are able to use it again," said Colter Tate, battalion chief.

Officials told our reporter on scene that a few people were inside the smokehouse when the fire started, but no one was injured.

We’re told that firefighters got the fire under control in a few minutes. However, it was hard to put it out because of the amount of wood in the smoke pits.

The owner tells us there is some cosmetic damage to the building, but they plan to be open on Thursday.

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