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Fire Engulfs Popular Las Vegas Barbecue Restaurant, Jessie Ray’s BBQ

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, June 13, 2023 2:38 pm

LAS VEGAS – In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a devastating fire broke out at Jessie Ray’s BBQ, a beloved barbecue restaurant located in the central valley of Las Vegas. According to reports, the incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. on June 13, prompting an immediate response from the Combined Communication Center.

Upon receiving a call about smoke emanating from the building, emergency services rushed to the scene at 5611 South Valley View Boulevard. By the time the first unit arrived just minutes later, the situation had escalated rapidly. Heavy smoke billowed from the structure, and flames were visible through multiple windows. The intensity of the fire even caused a portion of the ceiling to collapse, compounding the challenges faced by responding firefighters.

Acting swiftly, the firefighting crews managed to bring the blaze under control by 12:47 a.m. Fortunately, there were no individuals present inside the restaurant when the fire erupted, and no injuries were reported among the responding firefighters.

As investigators work to determine the cause of the fire, the extent of the damage to Jessie Ray’s BBQ remains to be assessed. The restaurant, known for its mouthwatering barbecue offerings, holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. The incident has left the community shocked and saddened, as they await updates on the future of this iconic establishment.

Our thoughts go out to the owners, employees, and loyal patrons of Jessie Ray’s BBQ during this challenging time. The outpouring of support and solidarity from the community is a testament to the restaurant’s impact and the strong bonds it has forged over the years. The investigation into the cause of the fire continues, and updates will be provided as soon as they become available.

Credits: 8 News Now

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