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Johnny V's Smokehouse Likely A Total Loss 

Popular BBQ Spot Severely Damaged In Saturday Afternoon Fire

Posted by Corunna Now at 6:26pm 4/27/19

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Lindsey Griffeth Richardson

Johnny V's Smokehouse in Corunna is likely a "total loss," say owners Kevin and Susan Dittrich, after a fire severely damaged the restaurant on Saturday just after noon.

There were no injuries in the blaze that we're told started in the area of the kitchen where the smokers are located.

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A statement from the owners on the restaurant's Facebook page spurred hundreds of comments from fans offering condolences, prayers and encouragement during this difficult time.

Kim Fowler wrote "We were inside and your staff was amazing and calm... thankful they did a great job getting us all out and they are all ok."

The full statement reads:

It is with great sadness that we have to report that we had a fire today and have experienced what appears at this time to be a total loss. We are thankful to announce however that no one was injured. We are currently working with the authorities to assess the damages and we will keep you posted as we have information. We ask for your patience during this time and for your prayers for our staff and their families as we figure everything out. Thank you for all of your support. We also would like to thank our first responders for getting here so quickly and making sure that everyone was safe.
- Kevin and Susan Dittrich

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