White Oak restaurant destroyed by early morning fire

WHITE OAK/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - A barbecue restaurant in White Oak was completely destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

According to White Oak Fire Marshal Chad Walls, White Oak firefighters responded to the fire shortly after 1 a.m. and battled the blaze more than 90 minutes before it was under control. The restaurant is closed, but owner Thomas Stauts said he has insurance and will reopen the restaurant, named to honor his uncle, who is battling cancer.

The fire remains under investigation. No one was injured.


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