Fire officials name cause in Barnhills fire

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The weekend fire that put Barnhills out of commission was caused by a rotesserie cooker, according to Fire Marshall Craig Davenport.

Speaking to Region 8 News, Davenport said the fire began in the kitchen cooking appliance and "totally wiped out" the kitchen. Other fire officials say that the dining area suffered only smoke damage.

Officials say the fire was accidental but do not yet know how much damage, in money, was caused.

The fire happened around 11:00 PM Saturday night.