Beefy King alleged arsonist arrested

Orlando, Fla. — Officials with the Orlando Fire Department announced late Tuesday evening that they arrested John Huff for arson in connection to the fire early that same morning at the Beefy King Restaurant.

Huff was transported to the Orange County Jail.

Investigators suspected arson when the saw the fire started outside the building near the back of the building rather than inside.

Additionally, surveillance footage from a nearby business shows a car in the parking lot of Beefy King at the time the fire started.

In the meantime, firefighters said the damage to the building on Bumby Avenue is “fixable” and the owner of the iconic establishment known for its sandwiches says the will re-open as soon as possible.

The good news is there was minimal damage and no one was hurt.

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