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Published: Wednesday, 1/13/2010

3-alarm blaze destroys popular Lima bistro

LIMA, Ohio — A three-alarm fire destroyed a popular downtown restaurant Tuesday.

The Main Street Bistro, 219 South Main St., was destroyed by the blaze, which was reported about 6:15 a.m. Arson investigator Toby Jenkins estimated damage in the “hundreds of thousands” of dollars.

He said the fire appeared to have started in the basement of the two-story brick building. The origin was suspicious.

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