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Fires damage restaurant in Frankfort, destroy diner in Cynthiana

Cattlemen’s Roadhouse in Frankfort was closed after a fire Sunday morning. The fire apparently started in trash container and spread to the building.
Cattlemen’s Roadhouse in Frankfort was closed after a fire Sunday morning. The fire apparently started in trash container and spread to the building. WKYT TV

Two Central Kentucky restaurants were closed Sunday after fires damaged them.

Cattlemen’s Roadhouse, 151 Jett Boulevard in Frankfort, was damaged by a fire that apparently was started in a dumpster by a lit cigarette, according to Herald-Leader reporting partner WKYT-TV.

A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page said the owners are working to get it reopened. Employees are being offered work in other Cattlemen’s Roadhouses until the Frankfort restaurant can reopen, it states. The restaurant is known for its steaks and its salad bar. The chain has restaurants in Georgetown, Shelbyville, Louisville, Mount Sterling and Danville.

In Cynthiana, Paula’s Family Restaurant at 105 South Walnut Street apparently was destroyed by a Sunday afternoon fire. According to Herald-Leader reporting partner WKYT-TV, smoke from the downtown fire could be seen for miles as fire crews battled the blaze in frigid weather.

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