The owner of a Tuscaloosa restaurant has been arrested in connection with a fire that significantly damaged his business.
Firefighters got the call about the fire at HWY 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries on McFarland Boulevard a little before 9 p.m. and found no one inside of the restaurant. Derrick Duane Maddox is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail charged with second-degree arson.
He has a $15,000 bond.
Surrounding damages may have sustained smoke damage, according to Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Chief Randy Smith.