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Fire destroys Merrill restaurant

Fire destroys Merrill restaurant


by Elizabeth Fay


An early morning fire burned a Merrill man's business to the ground. Firefighters spent Friday morning cooling off the rubble where Restaurant Buffalo Spirit once stood. The blaze broke out around 9:30 last night and completely devoured the restaurant. Officials responded to the scene shortly after the fire started and worked into the morning.

Merrill Fire Captain, Mike Drury, says, "When we pulled up there was heavy smoke coming out of every part of the building. By the time we got our first line pull, there was already flames coming through the roof. "

With horses and gas tanks nearby, the firefighters faced many challenges. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Investigators are now searching for the cause.

online reporter: Elizabeth Fay

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