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Fire that destroyed bar and restaurant in Echo investigated as accidental

ECHO -- A fire that destroyed a bar and restaurant in Echo on Sunday is being investigated as an accidental fire by the State Fire Marshal, according to the Echo Police Department.

The fire destroyed Lynae's Bar & Grill in downtown Echo, according to Echo Police Chief Tara Engstrom.

Fire fighters were able to contain the blaze to the bar and grill and prevent its spread to other structures, including the Echo Community Center.

The Café portion of the building was fully engulfed in flames when the Echo Fire Department arrived at the scene. It was discovered around 11:30 a.m.

The Echo Fire Department was assisted by departments from Redwood Falls, Vesta, Belview, Sacred Heart, Wood Lake, Granite Falls, Clarkfield, Cottonwood and Marshall.