Morgan's Bar & Grill at 33rd & S streets was gutted by a fire early last week, reports the Sac Bee's Bill Lindelof.
The blaze was reported about 2:45 a.m. at Morgan’s Bar & Grill, 3348 S St. When firefighters arrived, they saw flames at the back of the building, according to Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey.
Firefighters were able to put out the fire without it spreading to nearby structures. A fire investigator was trying to determine whether the fire began on the outside or the interior of the restaurant.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
Since then, the restaurant has given several updates via its Facebook page.
I''m thankful that nobody was injured in the fire, and my thoughts and prayers go out to the owners and displaced employees.
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