R&R Bait & Tackle on U.S. 41 in Jasper is destroyed by flames Monday evening.

A fire official tells Channel-3, the fire started in the backroom near the office.

The owner, Dash Patel and others in the building escaped, and no injuries are being reported.

Patel says he was working in one part of the building when he saw smoke coming from the other side. 

He says he does have insurance on the shop that he's owned for the last 2 years.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.