Fire destroys mother-daughter cafe in Lexington

  • Source: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem
  • Published: 09/28/2022 05:32 AM

Fire officials said the cause of today's fire is still under investigation. Brooker T's Cafe just opened up in May, but now it will have to re-open. Less than half a year after its opening, its owners are already facing a massive challenge. It caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The cafe is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so no one was there during the fire. Brooker T's Cafe is owned and operated by Tammy Cornell and her daughter Brooke Bishop. Cornell heard her business was on fire and quickly got in touch with a friend at the fire department "He called me and said do you know and I said yes and I said how bad is it and he said, it's bad," she said. After the call came in around 3 p.m., fire crews forced their way in. Forty firefighters from a number of different departments responded to the scene.


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