One of the state’s most popular barbecue joints suffered a massive fire early Saturday morning, according to reports.
Franklin Barbecue, located in downtown Austin, has been a barbecue staple in Texas for years now and the destination for smoked meat lovers across the country.
Austin fire officials tweeted just before 6 a.m. Saturday that they had officials on the scene fighting a blaze at the location in the 900 block of East 11th. Within half an hour they reported that the situation at the two-story building had been controlled.
Here’s footage of the fire and firetrucks arriving:
— Tania Ortega (@TaniaonFox7) August 26, 2017
Franklin is currently closed:
A fire in our smokehouse this morning has forced us to close. We are not sure when we will reopen but everyone is safe here.
— Franklin Barbecue (@FranklinBbq) August 26, 2017
No reopening date estimate yet…
(Cross posted to Futuramen.)