News Elsewhere: Fire Destroys State Street Saloon in Portsmouth, NH
A five-alarm fire has wiped out a landmark New Hampshire restaurant and bar.
Seacoast Online is reporting that the State Street Saloon in Portsmouth was destroyed in a blaze which was first reported around 12:30 AM this morning, with the fire--which apparently started in the restaurant's kitchen--collapsing the building in which it resided. The article states that the remains of the structure were leveled around 7:00 AM as the remnants of the fire were being put out and that it appears all residents of the apartments on the second and third floors have been accounted for (no injuries were reported).
The State Street Saloon was an iconic spot that first opened 35 years ago in Portsmouth, offering classic American fare, beer, and cocktails. It is not yet known if the people behind the place will try to reopen it.
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