UPDATE: Fire's cause under investigation

Local - 1/17/2014 1:03 PM
UPDATE - 2nd Street was reopened after emergency crews cleared the scene of a fire Friday morning.

Dispatchers said it happened at 7:04 a.m. at Shooters Bar & Grill.  They said no injuries were reported.

"It looks like it started in the front part of the building.  We have a fire investigator on scene right now and he's going to systematically go through and examine the fire and put together a report about where it started using witness statements," said Beckley Fire Chief Billie Trump, "then as soon as we located the are of the fire then we'll begin doing the cause of the fire."

Trump also said that an employee was there to open the restaurant when they smelled smoke.  That employee tried to put it out, but when the attempt was unsuccessful, they called the fire department. 

BECKLEY - A fire at a Beckley bar closed down parts of a road Friday morning.

Dispatchers said it happened at 7:04 a.m. on 2nd Street at Shooters Bar & Grill.  The Beckley Fire Department responded to the scene and no injuries were reported.

Dispatchers also said that 2nd Street from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue will remain closed until crews are cleared from the scene.


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