Cliff Hagan’s Restaurant, a staple in the Perry County dining scene for over 30 years, caught fire on June 14 and took almost 20 members of the Hazard Fire Department an hour to extinguish the flames that left a large hole in the roof and about 70 percent of the building with water, smoke, or fire damage.
And weeks after the fire, police are still awaiting the lab results of evidence that was taken at the scene so that a determination can be made as to if the fire was arson.
“We have a joint investigation with the Kentucky State Police and the Hazard Police Department. We have got evidence that was collected, but we’ve not gotten lab results back,” said Arson Investigator Jim Burnett with the Kentucky State Police.
The fire is still under investigation and he says they don’t know when the results will be ready.