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Investigators looking into early-morning Fulton fire

Blaze sweeps through Fulton's Pier 77 restaurant
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Posted at 3:05 PM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 20:40:24-04

FULTON, Texas — A fire at Pier 77 Restaurant in Aransas County is being described as a total loss.

Rockport Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief Aaron Guerrero said they received the call at 1:41 a.m. Thursday.

Firefighters from Fulton Volunteer Fire Department, Lamar Volunteer Fire Department and Ingleside also were dispatched to the scene.

Flames affected only about a third of the building, but firefighters said when they first arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the back of the building.

“It was basically in the kitchen area,” Guerrero said. “We were able to conduct a quick fire suppression, but smoke damage of course damaged the whole building."

The cause of the fire is not yet clear. No one was hurt as the fire was extinguished about 4 a.m.

“At this time, I don’t know if it was intentional or accidental,” Guerrero said.