On December 8, 2017, a roaring fire engulfed local bed & breakfast and restaurant, Bayou Dine Inn. Despite the tireless efforts of Fire Department of Hathian officials Dani Waters, Emily Cooper, and Kevin Cruz, it was deemed a total loss. There were no injuries reported. The owner of Bayou Dine Inn, Ellis Millet, was not present at the time.
Taken from Bayou Dine Inn’s public twitter page.
“Rocks came in through the window and broke the glass. Everyone ran the f*** outta there. Then it was on fire. I called 911. FDH showed up and tried to put it out but the place got all burnt up.” Long-time employee Nate (NPC) stated.
“By the time I arrived it was rubble. I reported it to Hathain Police Department after FDH ruled it likely to be arson but I don’t know who did it. I got so many enemies it could of been a number of people,” Millet recounts.
Millet goes on to add, “Insurance will cover the loss of property but unfortunately due to insufficient funds it will be shut down permanently.”
Bayou Dine Inn opened in March 26, 2016. This unique establishment offered rooms to spend the night as well as traditional American and local specialties. Although short-lived; it left an imprint on the local residents of Hathian.
If you have any information regarding this incident or the alleged arsonist, contact HPD immediately.