Downtown Wilmington bar catches fire

Reported by Claire Simms  bio | email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A downtown fire on Christmas Eve leaves a Wilmington bar ruined.

The blaze began around 7:00 p.m. at "007" on Wednesday, and firefighters continued to battle it through the night.

Fortunately, no one was inside the bar at the time because it was closed for the holidays.

Police were forced to block off traffic in the area to keep onlookers away.

Authorities have not released the cause of the fire.