Toledo fire crews razed what was left of a former East Toledo nightclub that was destroyed by a fire being investigated as suspicious.
Battalion Fire Chief Tim Clapp on Wednesday estimated damage to the former Tony & Vickie's Cabaret, 500 Front St., at $88,500 to the structure and $10,000 to its contents.
Crews were called to the structure at Front Street and Euclid Avenue at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday. The property was vacant, and there was no electrical or natural gas service to the building.
Chief Clapp said he had to bring in extra equipment and crews protected the adjacent Jordan's Bar, directly behind the burning structure. Jordan's patrons and 10 to 15 residents of apartments over the bar were evacuated during the fire.
No injuries were reported. City officials ordered the demolition.
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