Fire destroys Colton's Steak House in Jonesboro

Fire destroys Colton's Steak House in Jonesboro
(Source: Jerry Halsell via Facebook)
(Source: Jerry Halsell via Facebook)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro business was severely damaged by a fire late Wednesday morning. Fire crews worked to put out flames at Colton's Steak House, 2300 E. Parker Rd.

Police told Region 8 News that no one was injured.

Right now, the investigation into the fire is ongoing and there is no word on what caused the fire.

Heavy smoke poured from the roof of the building as fire crews worked to battle the flames.

At least three Jonesboro fire trucks and an ambulance responded to the scene. Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said the fire was already active when crews arrived.

"When our firefighters made entry into the building they reported there wasn't really any heat or fire down low, the fire was above them. so that's an indication to us that the fire was in the attic at that point" he said.

Dunn said there was a change in plans once the crews realized they could not access the seat of the fire.

"They had to withdraw from the building and took a defense attack stance at that point," he said.

Dunn also said they discovered the building only had sprinklers in the main area, but even if there were sprinklers in the attic, the outcome may have been the same.

"The sprinklers were down in the occupied space so if the fire was in the attic it may or may not have," he said.

Jonesboro Fire Chief Kevin Miller said crews will check out the scene throughout the night to ensure a fire doesn't restart. He also said authorities will increase patrols in the area to make sure it stays clear.

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