As Eater Austin noted,
The fire happened the same weekend that estranged Mueller brother John Mueller opened his latest pit behind Kellee's Place in East Austin, prompting one Twitterer to suggest it might be "a sign to make peace" in the family. Louie Mueller Barbecue owner Wayne Mueller was not moved, tweeting in reply: "We can discuss peace once John first returns $250k missing from this company. Where is it, John?"
Louie Mueller will reopen later this week.