Just Elsie’s in Orient Damaged in Friday Fire

Orient – An Orient bar and restaurant is damaged as the result of an Friday morning fire. According to a release from the West Frankfort Police Department, fire crews were called out to Just Elsie’s in Orient at around 9:30am Friday after an employee in the building smelled smoke and alerted authorities. The fire, determined to have caused by electric components had started in the attic and was able to be controlled early on, leaving the building with minor smoke and fire damage. No injuries are being reported. Elsie’s will be closed until further notice.