Johnny's Barbecue OK After Fire
It took responders only a few minutes and little water to have everything under control at the Powder Springs restaurant.
Updated 5:51 p.m.
Johnny's Steaks & Barbecue, perhaps Powder Springs' most iconic restaurant, is fine after a fire in the pit and chimney at the rear of the building.
"Just a big pit fire cooking all that great Bar-B-Que," the restaurant's Facebook page says. "If you're through Powder Springs this week stop by and have some great food."
Johnny's is closed on Mondays, and employees expect to have everything ready to go by Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. opening.
Traffic is back to normal around the intersection of Marietta Street and New Macland Road, and most all emergency responders have left the scene.
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Updated 4:58 p.m.
Johnny's employees were cleaning out the fire pit and chimney in the rear of the restaurant when it "got too hot" and some wood caught on fire, said Lt. Dan Dupree, a spokesman for Cobb Fire & Emergency Services.
The fire was put out in a few minutes and took "very little water," he said, adding there was no major damage.
Smoke can be smelled throughout the area. Crews are still on the scene.
Fire crews are working to extinguish a chimney fire at Johnny's Steaks & Barbecue on Marietta Street near downtown Powder Springs.
Powder Springs police are diverting traffic around the restaurant, causing congestion near the intersection of Marietta Street and New Macland Road.
Employees said no one is hurt, and they expect the restaurant to be open by Tuesday. Johnny's is closed on Mondays.
Patch will provide updates as they become available.