Local Western Sizzlin’ Catches Fire

POTEAU (KFSM) — Western Sizzlin’ will be open for business Friday (Dec. 15) after it caught fire Thursday (Dec. 14) during dinner.

The fire happened about 6 p.m. and according to owner Wyatt Kaundart, two Poteau firefighters were in the restaurant eating when they smelled smoke. He says crews quickly got the flames under control. No one was hurt and there was very minimal damage. Kaundart says he’s hosting some Christmas parties this weekend and didn’t want customers to worry. Those there at the time were able to get out of the building to move their cars, a witness said.