Major fire damages Mike and Ed’s BBQ in Phenix City, blocks traffic

Firefighters on the scene of a fire that damaged Mike and Ed's BBQ in Phenix City.

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — The Mike & Ed’s Bar-B-Q restaurant on Crawford Road in Phenix City is completely shut down after a fire flared up near the back of the business early Tuesday morning.

Fire Marshal Mark Wells on says the fire started at about 9:30 a.m. Witnesses tell News 3 the roof suffered significant damage and the fire pit of the restaurant is completely gone.

Wells confirms no one was injured in the blaze.

Owner Chase Cook says the original home of the Mike and Ed’s franchise will be closed for “quite awhile” because of the smoke and water damages. Mike and Ed’s first started at the Crawford Road location more than 30 years ago.

Cook says business will continue at three other Mike and Ed’s locations until repairs can be made.

Traffic is being rerouted along 10th Avenue and 12th Place while firefighters clean up the scene.

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