Arson investigators are investigating the cause of a smoky fire this morning at Club Essence, a bar on North Main north of downtown, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The fire caused minor damage to the roof of the bar, but a firefighter suffered a scare when he partially fell through a weakened portion of the roof. He was treated at the scene and declined further attention.
Two passersby also were treated for smoke inhalation.
The fire spit out black smoke which would be seen across the downtown area.