Madisonville Restaurant Destroyed After Early Morning Fire

Published 03/08 2014 06:54PM

Updated 03/08 2014 07:03PM

A restaurant in Madisonville burned to the ground early Saturday morning.

Madisonville Fire Department Major Darwin Rideout said crews began battling the fire at China Jade offensively and sent firefighters into the restaurant. But, Rideout said their strategy quickly changed to defense after they realized the extent of the blaze and the roof began collapsing.

Rideout said the owners are ‘pretty distraught.’

A state fire marshal will be in Madisonville on Monday to investigate. 

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