Bill's BBQ in Kennett suffers extensive damage

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

According to the Kennett FireDepartment, a BBQ pit in the back of the restaurant overheated and caughtgrease on fire. The fire spread through the back portion of the building andcaused extensive damage in the kitchen area.

Therest of the building suffered smoke and heat damage.

Oneperson was injured in the fire. He was taken to the Twin Rivers Medical Centerby Medic One Ambulance Service.

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

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

Theowner has not said what he will do with the business.

Firefightersspent hours working to put out the flames.

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