Car Fire Damages Purple Cow in Kingsport

A popular Kingsport restaurant is closed after an SUV spontaneously burst into flames in the drive-thru on Saturday.

Police say a Ford Explorer was in the drive-thru at the Purple Cow around 330 when it caught fire, scorching the outside of the building and melting an overhead awning.

Fire damaged the drive-thru window, the menu on the side of the building and the awning. Interior damage was limited to smoke and water.

The Purple Cow is expected to reopen sometime later this week.