County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria said workers who had just finished their shift in Cadiz noticed the fire at the Roadrunner's Retreat, but because they didn’t have cell reception, they had to go somewhere else to report the blaze. Viloria said the Roadrunner Retreat is in such a remote area on Route 66 that the fire had been burning for hours before anyone noticed and it took the firefighters more than an hour to reach the fire. He added that while the diner building is still standing, all the contents inside were destroyed. The adjacent Roadrunner gas station was not affected by the fire. The cause of the fire is suspicious in nature.