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Warner Robins fire destroys two businesses

Night club destroyed in fire, cleanup begins

Oceans night club, a sea food market and a Greek restaurant were among businesses damaged in a fire on Commercial Circle in Warner Robins late Nov. 22, 2016.
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Oceans night club, a sea food market and a Greek restaurant were among businesses damaged in a fire on Commercial Circle in Warner Robins late Nov. 22, 2016.

Owners surveyed damage to their businesses Wednesday after a fire broke out in a Commerical Circle nightclub the night before.

The nightclub, Oceans Night Life, and Lucky’s Boutique were destroyed in the flames. About 25 people were in the club when the fire was reported at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, but there were no injuries, Warner Robins fire Chief Ross Moulton said.

Some other businesses in the shopping center, including Greek Village Restaurant II, received smoke damage. Firefighters were able to see the large flames while leaving the station, and the black density of the smoke indicated it was an intense fire, Moulton said.

It took at least four hours to get the fire contained. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the blaze.

“The guys that worked that fire certainly did an outstanding job” of stopping it from spreading, Moulton said.

Shards of glass lay in the window panes of Lucky’s Boutique, a crafts store that opened a month ago next door to the night club.

Kevin Huggler watched as cleanup began. Red tape warning of danger was affixed to the outside of his parents’ business.

“We have insurance, but in terms of location, we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Huggler said.

Two doors down from the night club, fiberglass covered the floors of Greek Village Restaurant II. Co-owner Alex Gutierrez said the damage created “a lot of mess” inside the restaurant, which has been open for more than six years.

“It’s surprising,” Gutierrez said. “We’ll be closed for a while. It depends on how much we have to fix. ... Insurance takes time, you know.”

Stanley Dunlap: 478-744-4623, @stan_telegraph

Laura Corley: 478-744-4334, @Lauraecor

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