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Burger Hut re-opens in Pineville

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - A Bell County restaurant that burned earlier this year is re-opened!

A Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator ruled the fire suspicious back in March at the Burger Hut in Pineville. There are no arrests yet.

Burger Hut owner and employees still do not know who set the fire, but they say they are glad the restaurant is re-built and back in business.

Burgers are sizzling again in the kitchen at Burger Hut in Pineville.

"I was really ready for them to open back up," said customer Patsy Miracle.

Owners say they started re-building as soon as they could after the fire in March.

"A lot of work, we worked from daylight to dark to get the doors open back up," said employee Amy Simpson.

The owner says they lost business while closed, but the owner says since re-opening, business even better than it was before the fire.

"It's been busy. We've got new customers, old customers coming back. We stay swamped," said Simpson.

Curtis Lawson is one of the new customers. He came to Burger Hut on Monday. "From what I hear, it's very good," Lawson said.

Patsy Miracle is one of the regular customers who also came to the restaurant on Monday.

"It's great for the community for them to be open. She's well-known for her food," Miracle said.

The owner and employees say they still want to know who set the fire and why. They are still asking the community for tips.

Anyone with information on the fire can call the Kentucky State Police Post in Harlan or the Pineville Fire Department.


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