A fire at Arby’s restaurant in Jefferson has been ruled accidental, according to an official with Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine’s office.
Spokesman Glenn Allen said the fire started in the kitchen area of the restaurant around the cooking fryers. The interior of the restaurant received heavy damage and the building is a total loss.
According to reports, at just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, a call was received at 911 for a burglar alarm at the restaurant at 4894 Hwy 129 N. Jefferson. A deputy went to the scene and found the restaurant in flames.
Units from Jefferson, North Jackson, Harrisburg and the Jackson County Correctional Institute Fire Departments responded. The fire was quickly extinguished with smoke and heat damage throughout the interior. No one was at the business when the fire was discovered. No injuries were reported during this incident.