The ember mostly likely ignited, sending smoke and flames up the duct work toward the third floor. Hall said the workers were gone when the fire started and nobody else was in the building at the time.
Hall said firefighters from
The fire caused some smoke damage to the
Bedenbaugh said he visited the theater Sunday morning to check on damage.
"The smoke hurt some of the plaster, but not the decorative plaster," he said.
Bedenbaugh attributed the minimal damage to the quick response of the fire departments.
The trust's efforts to find an investor to restore the theater won't be affected by the fire, he said.
"The project dodged a bullet," he said. "None of our plans have changed."
The theater project is separate from a
"We are grateful to the four fire departments," Draper said.
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