Late afternoon fire closes Neely's BBQ on Mt. Moriah - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Jason Miles

Late afternoon fire closes Neely's BBQ on Mt. Moriah

Firefighters responded to a small blaze at the Neely's BBQ in the 5700 block of Mt. Moriah in Memphis early Monday afternoon.

It broke out after grease flared up in the barbeque pit.

Flames shot up from the pit as fire crews arrived on the scene. It took them a few minutes to get the fire under control.

As the fire department investigated, Action News 5 spoke with a member of the Neely family about their recent run of bad luck.

"Well you know, sometimes they come in waves like that.  Things happen what can I say when it's good it's good when it's bad it's bad you know?" owner Gaelin Neely said.

Fortunately, no employees or customers were injured.

Neely said they are working on the pit area to prevent future flare-ups.

He expects this restaurant to open mid-week.

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