Fire burns Columbia restaurant

By Margie Thompson December 30, 2012 06:54 pm

A structure fire at the Jenny Lind Restaurant, formerly the Columbia House, at Columbia State Historic Park was reported at 6:24 p.m. Sunday night.

Paul Speer, assistant county fire warden for Tuolumne County Fire, said multiple reports were made on the fire, and the cause is under investigation.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Casci said 75 percent of the structure was destroyed, but fire crews were able to save 25 percent of the building, which houses Angelo’s Hall.

Engines from Cal Fire in Calaveras County, Tuolumne County Fire’s Jamestown station, the Columbia Fire Department and Sonora City Fire Department responded. Also on scene were two water tenders, a battalion chief and division chief.

Read tomorrow’s Union Democrat for more information on the blaze.