Several agencies responded after a fire broke out in Fremont County but were unable to save the Outwest Cafe and Steakhouse.
The restaurant and a small outbuilding were both destroyed, but fire crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading to the neighboring Blackbear RV Park and Resort. There were no injuries.
The fire was reported at 3:15 a.m. Thursday. Howard Fire, Western Fremont Fire, South Arkansas Fire, Deer Mountain Fire and Salida Valley all responded. The fire's cause is unknown and remains under investigation.
Outwest Cafe and Steakhouse is located in Howard. The restaurant had been closed for remodeling.