2 popular Old Town Spring businesses damaged by fire and smoke

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- Two popular businesses were damaged in a two-alarm fire in Old Town Spring.

Spring fire officials said Envy Wine Room on Preston Street near Main Street caught on fire just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Firefighters said the roof collapsed, and the restaurant sustained heavy fire damage.

Prohibition, the speakeasy bar next door which is owned by the same people, was also damaged by heavy smoke.

Officials said 85 firefighters from five different departments responded to the scene. Because the building is so old, they had to take special precautions to put it out. In total, it took about 45 minutes.

"We did have a significant opportunity for flashover to take place," District Chief Chris vonWiesenthal said. "We pulled our crews out and everybody was safe."

The businesses were closed when the fire started, so no one was inside, officials said.

Investigators said it appears that the fire was accidental.
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