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Fire at West Fargo's Spitfire Bar & Grill remains under investigation

Flames were visible from the roof of the building, officials said. No one was hurt.

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West Fargo Fire Department crews work to contain a fire at Spitfire Bar & Grill in West Fargo Saturday, Aug. 6.
Matt Henson / WDAY
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WEST FARGO—A fire at the Spitfire Bar & Grill, 1660 13th Ave. E., remains under investigation, officials said.

Flames were visible from the roof of the restaurant when crews arrived around 11:50 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, the West Fargo Fire Department said in a release. The blaze was quickly knocked down and contained. No one was injured.

The fire appears to have started under a commercial grill and spread through the kitchen's exhaust system, the release said. Authorities have yet to determine the initial cause of the fire and the cost of damages.

The restaurant said via Facebook Saturday afternoon that they will close for the rest of the weekend. They also thanked the West Fargo Fire Department for their quick response to the fire.

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West Fargo Fire Department crews work to contain a fire at Spitfire Bar & Grill Saturday, Aug. 6.
Matt Henson / WDAY

Spitfire Bar & Grill opened in 2007 and quickly became a popular destination for area diners, specializing in wood-fire rotisserie and barbecue preparation. It is a frequent winner in a variety of categories in The Forum's "Best Of The Red River Valley" reader's choice surveys.

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A Detroit Lakes location closed earlier this year due to staffing shortages .

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