UPDATE: (7 p.m. Jan. 24, 2023) – A driver was uninjured after her car crashed into the Fat Patty’s in Barboursville, then caught fire.

According to crews on scene, the woman said she started to smell smoke while driving along Route 60 and pulled into the Fat Patty’s parking lot, but realized she had no brakes. That’s when her vehicle then hit the restaurant. Shortly after, the car caught fire and started to roll backwards toward Route 60 where it hit a concrete pillar.

Crews say gas started leaking and continued to spread flames and smoke across the parking lot, which caused some delays in traffic.

Officials and restaurant staff say this could have been worse had it not been for some customers lending a helping hand. The owner says the damages to the Fat Patty’s restaurant can be repaired, and he is just relieved no one was hurt.


BARBOURSVILLE, WV (WOWK) – Crews are on the scene of a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Fat Patty’s in Barboursville.

According to Cabell County dispatchers, the call came in around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday evening. Dispatchers say the vehicle hit the wall of the Fat Patty’s building. It is not clear at this time how much damage the crash caused to the building.

Fire departments are also at the scene assessing the situation. According to dispatchers, everyone in the vehicle was able to get out and no one has been taken for medical treatment at this time.

WOWK 13 News has a crew heading to the scene and will provide more details as they become available.