The 6 a.m. fire destroyed The Smokehouse restaurant on Palmetto Bay Road on Hilton Head’s south end, Leonard said. Fire officials said it likely started around an electrical panel toward the back of the restaurant and spread to the attic. It took firefighters nearly five hours to get the fire under control.
Summer is the biggest season for restaurants on Hilton Head Island, but one popular eatery won’t be opening its doors anytime soon after being destroyed in a weekend fire.
That’s what the owner of The Smokehouse called yesterday’s fire which ripped through his business.
One day later the shock was still setting in, and his restaurant destroyed.
A passerby noticed those flames about 6 AM Sunday and called for help.
Fire officials battled that blaze for more than 3 hours. pumping water into various areas – and fighting much of the fire from the inside out.