Downtown Winnemucca building burns
A building being remodeled in downtown Winnemucca as a new restaurant has been condemned after an overnight fire gutted the interior.
The fire in the Bridge Street building reported just before 2 a.m. August 28, 2016 fully engulfed the building by the time fire crews got there, said Lt. Pam Coats of the Winnemucca Police Department.
The glass exploded, but it seemed to be from a buildup of hot air inside the building, Coats said. The building had been a bakery and was being renovated for a restaurant but had not opened, Coats said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Although firefighters quickly knocked flames, it kept flaring up and was finally extinguished about 4:30 a.m., Coats said.
A building inspector condemned the building so it has been boarded up for safety purposes, she said.