Former restaurant 'all but destroyed' in Florence fire

(courtesy Katrina Dunne)

FLORENCE, Ore. – A fire in Florence Thursday evening sent 30 firefighters running to the scene of a burning restaurant building.

Siuslaw Valley Fire Chief Jim Langborg says the fire is still under investigation.

The fire happened at the former La Bu La Chinese restaurant on Highway 101, which has been closed for months.

Viewers sent us video of the blaze showing heavy smoke pouring from the restaurant.

Chief Langborg says no one was injured during the fire, but the building was all but destroyed.

He asks anyone with information to call Siuslaw Fire and Rescue.

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