Early morning fire rips through landmark Emporia restaurant

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EMPORIA (KSNT) – An early morning fire fully engulfed a landmark restaurant in Emporia Saturday morning.

An early morning fire engulfed Coach’s Grill & Bar in Emporia Saturday morning (photo courtesy Ashley Sherman)

Coach’s Grill & Bar has been in Emporia for three decades. It is currently located at 2702 W 15th Ave. The restaurant has been at this location since 2005.

Emporia firefighters battled an early morning fire at Coach’s Grill & Bar Saturday. (Michael K. Dakota/KSNT)

Battalion Chief Ryan Conley said he was notified of the fire by the owners around 5 a.m. When the fire department arrived heavy smoke and fire were coming from the building according to Conley.

Emporia firefighters battled an early morning fire at Coach’s Grill & Bar Saturday. (Michael K. Dakota/KSNT)

“It took quite a while, took three hours to get it under control,” Conley told KSNT.

Thankfully no one was hurt, Conley told KSNT. “It’s definitely a blessing to make sure everyone can go home,” Conley said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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