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Iconic Knightstown restaurant reopens, those impacted remember the blaze that took it down

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Jun 07, 2024

KNIGHTSTOWN — A Henry County icon is back open months after being destroyed by a fire.

The owners of Frosty Boy say the restaurant has been in the family for more than five decades.

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January 8, 2024, is the date owner Jessica Dagley says her restaurant caught on fire.

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“The gas valve on the grill malfunctioned and that was it,” Dagley said.

The restaurant was deemed a total loss, the owners tell WRTV, but it was a moment during the fire that Dagley says she will remember forever.

“I was running towards it,” Dagley said.

In a video, you can see Dagley running towards her livelihood. She says she thought her husband was inside. Luckily, he wasn’t.

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"She came running towards the building and I intercepted her," Sgt. John Davis, with the Knightstown Police Department, said.

Sgt. Davis stopped Jessica from going inside.

"She loved her husband, she was coming," Sgt. Davis told WRTV.

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Dagley says Sgt. Davis saved her life; she calls him a small-town hero.

“If you think about what kind of people we have in Knightstown, we have people who will run into burning buildings,” Sgt. Davis added.

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Dagley says she and her family spent months rebuilding. Frosty Boy is back open serving the community.

She is thankful for the love and support and her newfound friend.

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“If he wasn’t here, I probably would have ended up in the back,” Dagley said.