Owners say Kickin Butts BBQ total loss after fire early Monday morning

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SOMERVILLE, Ala. - Kickin Butts BBQ suffered heavy damage after a fire early Monday morning.

Fire crews told WHNT News 19 they were initially called to the restaurant around 3:30 a.m.

Initially, the restaurant owners stated the kitchen was a total loss, but the dining room was "okay."

Around 7:30 a.m., the restaurant said on Facebook the entire building was a loss.

"I don't know of any words to describe it. I'm really heartbroken right now. This is tough," said owner Adam Shepard. "You know we've all been through it together, and now we'll get through this together. We will be back."

According to the owners, two other businesses in the building are okay.

There is still no word on what exactly caused the fire. At last report, the fire marshal was being called out to the scene.

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