Fire destroys local tavern


Macon - Flames engulfed a local tavern, taking multiple firefighting crews to put it out.


The owners of Night Owl tavern said everything was in order when they closed down the bar around 2 a.m., but sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 3:40 a.m. Monday morning something ignited a fire.  Crews, including an arson investigator, were investigating the scene until around 5 p.m. Monday evening.               


Fire Chief Ed Aukamp of South Macon Fire said you could see heavy flames from the roof top. "Upon turning on to Wall Street we could see heavy flames and smoke showing the main bar area and dining area it was fully engulfed, flames were coming through the roof about  thirty to forty feet," he said.


Firefighters said it started in the bar area of the Night Owl tavern in Macon. No one was hurt in the fire, but now the building is destroyed.


Nearly 40 firefighters from Mt. Zion, South Wheatland, Blue Mound and South Macon departments were working before dawn trying to save the tavern, but the fire won the battle.

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