Fire destroys Pike County restaurant

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Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 1:26 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 6:25 PM EST
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ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (WYMT) - A community staple is no more following an overnight fire.

It happened late Wednesday in Elkhorn City.

When fire crews arrived at the scene, the Duckers Barn and Grill on the corner of Russell Street and KY 80 was fully engulfed. We are told the restaurant also had an apartment on the top floor in the back. No one was inside the building at the time, so no one was hurt.

The Elkhorn City Volunteer Fire Department worked all night to put the flames out and stayed on scene to make sure it did not spread to any other nearby businesses.

Neighbors say they will miss the food, fun, and fellowship of the facility and they hope to see the business rise from the ashes in a new location.

The cause of the fire is unknown.