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Firefighters battle fire at popular Beale Street restaurant

Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke said the fire was called in about 11:15 a.m. Saturday morning at Blues City Café on Beale Street.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis firefighters are investigating after a Saturday morning fire at a popular Beale Street restaurant.

MFD Lt. Wayne Cooke said the fire was called in about 11:15 a.m. Saturday morning at Blues City Café on Beale Street. Firefighters saw smoke when they arrived. 

The fire was brought under control, and no injuries were reported. 

Memphis fire investigators said the fire started at a electrical box inside.

The fire caused about $60,000 damage total.

Credit: Janice Bridges
Blues City Cafe on Beale Street had a fire. MFD knocked it down quickly. It is now out. Credit: Janice Bridges
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Credit: WATN