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Famous Hemingway BBQ spot damaged in overnight fire

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Just a day before Thanksgiving, a fire gutted the BBQ pit at Scott's BBQ in Hemingway.  The fire started at around 4 a.m. Wednesday, and destroyed more than a dozen hogs and the pits within the shed behind the main restaurant.

The fire started from grease that spread from some of the hogs being cooked overnight, into the shed area.

"They (employees) called me and said they just couldn't control it, that it got out of hand and I just told them to get out of here," said Scott's BBQ owner, Rodney Scott.

The restaurant gained not only local, but even national fame, for its food, and many patrons who visited the restaurant for years, say they're confident the owner will rebuild.

"People all over the state know about Scott's barbeque...it's probably the best barbeque around," said patron Randy Cox.

The restaurant and store are open and were not damaged. 

Restaurant owner Rodney Scott said his crew will continue to operate with the one remaining pit that was not destroyed in the fire and will work to complete as many orders as possible while working to rebuild what was lost in the fire.

"We're gonna do the best we can to feed everybody we can and still serve the public with high spirits," Scott said.

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