Investigators: West Knoxville restaurant fire intentionally set

Investigators: West Knoxville restaurant fire intentionally set

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The fire at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant, 120 Morrell Road, was discovered around 5:30 a.m. by a Knoxville police officer. The fire at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant, 120 Morrell Road, was discovered around 5:30 a.m. by a Knoxville police officer.
Investigators used evidence collected at the scene and reviewed surveillance video footage to determine that someone set the fire in the front of the building. Investigators used evidence collected at the scene and reviewed surveillance video footage to determine that someone set the fire in the front of the building.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville fire investigators say evidence shows an early Tuesday morning fire at a restaurant near West Town Mall was intentionally set.

The fire at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant, 120 Morrell Road, was discovered around 5:30 a.m. by a Knoxville police officer.

Investigators used evidence collected at the scene and reviewed surveillance video footage to determine that someone set the fire in the front of the building.

Investigators are looking for persons of interest and a $1,500 reward has been posted for more additional information.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Knoxville Fire Department arson investigators at (865) 637-1386.

Restaurant managers and company officials are still evaluating the condition of the building and have not said when it will reopen.

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