CANTON — Williamson Bros in Canton will be closed temporarily after a fire damaged the popular barbecue restaurant.
Fire crews were dispatched to the restaurant just after 1 a.m. and found pressurized smoke coming from the building.
Cherokee County firefighters made an aggressive interior attack on the fire while performing a search for victims. Due to the smoke conditions and configuration of the structure, there was initially some difficulty locating the seat of the fire.
Firefighters were able to locate the fire and quickly extinguished before more damage could occur.
The search of the structure was completed and determined to be clear.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
In a facebook post Sunday morning, the representatives from the restaurant said they would be closed temporarily and asked for prayers.