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Mackenzie's Prime Fire Ruled an Ongoing Investigation

Posted: Jul 3, 2014 7:15 AM by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Jul 3, 2014 12:43 PM

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COLUMBIA - Columbia Fire Department announced Mackenzie's Prime Steak and Seafood is still under investigation after a fire broke out June 25.

Battalion Chief Brad Frazier announced the ongoing investigation late Wednesday. The fire happened on June 25 and firefighters were called to the scene at 11:41 p.m.

Fire investigator, Assistant Fire Marshal Jim Pasley estimates the building has about $20,000 worth of damage. The announcement comes one day after a burglary occurred inside the restaurant. The owner found a smashed in window and stolen beer bottles inside the restaurant.

Fire investigators will be on the scene and continue to investigate for answers regarding the fire's cause.

KOMU 8 News was outside the steakhouse early on Thursday morning and saw the back of the building had several burn marks. One panel that normally is green was completed charred and turned black. The back door also had the window smashed and burn marks lined the door.

The majority of the damage happened in the back of the building in the shed area.

No injuries were reported from the fire.

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