Northeast Arkansas fire crews responding to restaurant fire


HOXIE, Ark. (KAIT) – Lawrence County fire crews responded to a restaurant fire Wednesday in Hoxie.

According to Hoxie Fire Chief Robert Needham, crews received a call at 11:45 a.m. of a fire at the Ole Hickory BBQ restaurant on Texas Street.

Needham said the fire started in the upstairs area of the building. He said the restaurant area was not affected by the fire, but received heavy water damage.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to put the fire completely out.

The owners of the restaurant are aware of the fire.

Needham said Arkansas State Police are investigating the fire.

The Hoxie Fire Department, Walnut Ridge Fire Department, Hoxie Police Department, Walnut Ridge Police Department, and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the fire.

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