A fire outside downtown Denver’s City Grille burned the patio and much of the restaurant’s facade early Friday morning.
Denver Fire Dept. arrived to the scene a block away from the state Capitol just before 2 a.m. There were no injuries, and the department is working to determine the fire’s cause, which they should have more information about next week, Captain Greg Pixley said.
“It was an exterior fire that was pretty well involved,” Pixley said. “It had very little affect on the interior of the structure.”
K9 dogs were deployed to detect any accelerants that might have been used to start the fire.
“It does seem to be unique to be outside the building,” Pixley said of the burn.
Throughout the week, protests in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police have been centered largely around the Capitol and Civic Center. Whether or not the City Grille fire is related remains unclear.
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