Fire damages restaurant in Charlotte County

A fire damaged a restaurant and other nearby buildings in Charlotte County on Friday.

Authorities responded to fire alarms at at Emil’s Sports Bar & Grill on Sandhill Boulevard around 6:20 a.m., according to a Charlotte County statement.

The restaurant is deemed uninhabitable. Nearby businesses sustained smoke damage.

The fire was extinguished at 7:28 a.m. according to the statement.

The state fire marshal is on the scene investigating. No cause has been reported yet.

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