Arson investigators: Fire at popular Clifton restaurant intentionally set

Published: Jan. 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 at 4:52 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Fire crews were called to a restaurant in Louisville's Clifton neighborhood Thursday morning.

The fire was reported at the Irish Rover, located at 2319 Frankfort Avenue, at 5:46 a.m.

Thursday afternoon, Louisville Metro Arson investigators confirmed the fire was intentionally set.

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Thankfully, firefighters were able to gain control of the flames quickly. According to a post on The Irish Rover's Facebook page, the damage was contained in the entryway.

The restaurant is open for business. Their social media page shows the damage, and shares thanks to the passerby who reported the fire, and the fire department for quickly putting it out.

"We are grateful beyond words that our 25 years of work did not -- literally -- go up in flames," one post reads.

No injuries were reported.

So far no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should call 1-800-27-ARSON (272-7766). There is up to a $1,000 reward for providing information that leads to the arrest of any arsonist.

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