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July 11, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Lightning may have started fire that destroyed Bainbridge bar

The Associated Press

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND —  Lightning from a thunderstorm that rolled over the state this past weekend may have ignited a blaze that destroyed a bar in Winslow.

Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter says the department has no hard evidence the early morning lightning storm sparked the fire, but the timing seems to match.

The Kitsap Sun reports the 122 Bar & Restaurant closed at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the bar’s owners. The lightning storm surged over Bainbridge at around 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

Much of the 122 Bar & Restaurant was in flames by the time firefighters were alerted around 4:45 a.m. Nearby residents reported smelling smoke hours before large flames were spotted on the building’s roof.

 

 

 

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