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Bill's BBQ in Kennett suffers extensive damage

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KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - Bill's BBQ in Kennett suffered extensive damage Friday after a fire tore through the building. 

According to the Kennett Fire Department, a BBQ pit in the back of the restaurant overheated and caught grease on fire. The fire spread through the back portion of the building and caused extensive damage in the kitchen area.

The rest of the building suffered smoke and heat damage.

One person was injured in the fire. He was taken to the Twin Rivers Medical Center by Medic One Ambulance Service.

Bill's BBQ was originally established in 1947 by Bill Horton and has been family owned and operated ever since.  The business is well known in the Kennett area for its "Open Pit Bar Cue", its  original sauce, and the "Big Pig BBQ sandwich"

Friday's fire wasn't the first one the restaurant suffered. It has suffered more than one fire in the past and has been rebuilt each time.

The owner has not said what he will do with the business.

Firefighters spent hours working to put out the flames. 

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