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It’s news to me, dammit: Hockeytown Cafe suffers smalll fire

Updated 2x: It was a grease fire, and there's water damage: From WDIV and via RedWingsFeed, I don't care if it's hockey news. It's news to me, and it's news to Wings fans:

A small roof fire broke out Tuesday night at Detroit's Hockeytown Cafe.

Firefighters were working to contain the fire at the downtown restaurant. The restaurant's interior did not appear to have extensive damage, if anything.

There were no reports of injuries.

It is not clear if Hockeytown Cafe will be open Wednesday.

The HTC is a bit of a spiritual home for Wings fans., so this is indeed gnus, if only loosely so.

Update: Rut-roh, per Fox 2:

The Hockeytown Cafe in Detroit was on fire Tuesday night.  Witnesses on the scene told us it started on the roof near the air conditioning unit.

Witnesses also saw a lot of water damage to the roof and the interior of the cafe.

The fire started around 10:00 p.m.

We have no reports of injuries.

Update #2: From the Free Press's Anne Zaniewski:

Detroit fire officials believe a fire that broke out late Tuesday at the popular Hockeytown Café bar on Woodward may have originated in a hood ventilation system in the kitchen.

“I think it was a grease fire,” said Fire Capt. John King.

Firefighters were called to the scene at about 10 p.m. The fire apparently was contained in the ventilation system, which goes up through the roof, King said.

It was not immediately known whether the building was occupied at the time the fire started or whether it could open for business Wednesday.

The extent of the fire, smoke or water damage was not yet clear. As firefighters were preparing to leave the scene late Tuesday, a thin sheen of water could be seen on part of the first floor.

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Keyser S.'s avatar

I just got back from there. They told me I couldn’t smoke out there! Bullcrap! This is america! I did! It was real easy, just have a few friends surround you and they can’t see you smoking.

Posted by Keyser S. on 08/28/12 at 10:42 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

It’s Michigan. We have a “no smoking in restaurants” law.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 08/28/12 at 11:05 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

same in ohio. And its no gnus unless its Gary Gnus.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 08/29/12 at 12:54 AM ET

Keyser S.'s avatar

I showed them. I tossed the cigaret in the grease by the roof.
Bad joke I know. The place did piss me off when they got rid of their bubble hockey game. A hockeytown cafe should have at least a few bubble hockey games.

Posted by Keyser S. on 08/29/12 at 07:05 AM ET

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