by Tim Church
BRANSON, Mo. – At approximately 4:41 a.m., Branson Fire-Rescue crews were dispatched to the Hillbilly Inn Restaurant on Highway 76 in Branson, near Stanley Boulevard.
Branson Fire Chief Ted Martin says the property has been vacant for several years, since the Leap Day Tornado in 2012:
Martin reports the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.
For safety reasons several roads were closed until crews could clear the scene, including 76 and Roark Valley Road, 76 and Stanley Boulevard and 76 and Fall Creek Road.