Thanksgiving Day fire damages Jim 'N Nick's in Jasper

Shortly before 8:00 AM Thursday morning, firefighters from the Jasper Fire Department responded to a fire at the Jim 'N Nick's Restaurant on Highway 78 in Jasper. {}The restaurant was closed for Thanksgiving.

According to a representative at the JFD the interior of the restaurant sustained most of damage.{} An air conditioning unit was also damaged as a result of the fire.

The fire started in the kitchen area and began to move into the attic before firefighters were able to contain it.{} Firefighters say that if it had spread further into the attic, the damage could have been much worse.

The cause has not been determined. {}Fire marshal's are investigating.