Fire reported at restaurant from lightning

Fire reported at restaurant from lightning

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Lepanto fire crews along with help from Marked Tree and Tyronza put out a fire due to lightning this morning.

According to dispatch, the fire was reported in the attic area of the Maters 'N' Taters Restaurant on Main Street.

Restaurant owner Mike McCullar said officials told him the fire started in the kitchen area, but eventually spread to the entire inside.

McCullar said the loss is very unfortunate, but he is glad everyone is okay and firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading.

"I can't appreciate the boys enough, they did a wonderful job," McCullar said. "At least they saved the building and a lot of building up and down the street."

McCullar said he would like to reopen to restaurant but must first asses the amount of damage and talk with his insurance company.

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