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BBQ restaurant catches on fire

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

January 11, 2008

MITCHELL COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A Mitchell County business will be closed Monday after fire spread through an office.

Both the Autry Correctional Institute and Camilla Fire Departments responded to Kebo's Barbecue and More on U-S 19.

Just before five a driver passing by saw smoke coming from the vacant building.

The fire started in an officer there.

Preliminary show it was electrical short which sparked it.

The fire was confined to the office, but smoke and water did considerable damage to the building

"We had visible smoke throughout the building we quickly applied a positive pressure fan to isolate and locate the origin of the fire soon as we made entry on the A side of the structure very quick knockdown it was contained to an office area," said Chief Bobby Beck, Camilla Fire Department.

Restaurant employees were seen removing food from the building.

Officials estimate the damage at more than $10,000. The restaurant will have to be inspected before it reopens.

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