Authorities investigating fire that gutted Hot Springs restaurant

The state crime lab will analyze evidence from a fire that gutted a Hot Springs restaurant last week, the AP reports.

Fire officials wouldn’t say whether they’re investigating the fire at Dragon City as arson. But fire officials say there was evidence of “unusual burning” in the blaze. The fire’s cause hasn’t been determined.

The Hot Springs fire marshal tells the Sentinel-Record that the fire may have started in the attic of the restaurant. He says it’s possible the fire could have been caused by an electrical malfunction. The blaze caused an estimated $450,000 in damages to the building and $150,000 in damages to items inside the restaurant. No one was hurt in the fire.


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