A fire at the Huck's Country Kitchen Restaurant is confined to an entry way. Photo by Glenn Littrell.
Only Minor Damage Reported in Fire at Huck's Country Kitchen In Mt. VernonMt. Vernon City Firemen say they were able to confine a fire at the Huck's Country Kitchen to a hip roof at the entry way to the restaurant.
Flames were shooting from that portion of the roof when firemen arrived. All three shifts of Mt. Vernon Firemen were called to the scene and Jefferson County Rural Firemen responded on mutual aide.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A thunderstorm had passed through the area a short time before the fire was discovered, but it is not known if the fire is related to the storm.
Fire and police arriving on the scene helped get the 30 to 40 people in the restaurant out. There were no injuries. The small amount of smoke that got into the restaurant was cleared without any damage. Fire officials say the fire was brought under control before any concerns were raised about the gas pumps on the property.
Power had to be turned off until maintenance workers could make repairs. The restaurant will also have to get approval from the Jefferson County Health Department before they can reopen.
(Photo by Glenn Littrell)
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