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Fire destroys restaurant/bar in Merrill

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) — A restaurant and bar has been destroyed by fire in Merrill.

Fire Chief Bob Odegard said the Arena restaurant and bar is a total loss, but firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to the adjacent banquet hall.

Living quarters above the building were not occupied when fire broke out about 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Odegard told WAOW-TV the fire was difficult to contain because of a metal roof, which kept the heat inside the building.

Information from: WAOW-TV, http://www.waow.com

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