Monticello Restaurant Destroyed by Fire

A popular Monticello restaurant was destroyed by fire Saturday. The Wagon Wheel, located just off Highway 151, started on fire around 3 pm. Heavy smoke was pouring from the building as firefighters fought the fire for hours. No one was hurt and investigators have not yet determined a cause. On Sunday, the marquee sign outside the restaurant read, “Say Bye to Wagon Wheel” as the building sat quiet with it’s charred roof slightly caving in. Our news partner KCRG says the building is likely a total loss. (Photos by KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker)