An early morning fire in Bevier damaged The Pear Tree Restaurant and Black Diamond Museum.
Andrea Hulett, wearing gray, hugs her sister Brenda Nanneman in front of what used to be The Pear Tree Restaurant while, from left, Audra Shelmadine, Anna Humphreys and Amber Schiff stand to the side Thursday in Bevier. Nanneman is the executive chef of The Pear Tree Restaurant which caught on fire early that morning. "It's like the loss of a family member, isn't it girls?" Nanneman said to Schiff and Shelmadine who also work at the restaurant.
Firefighters put out the remnants of a fire at The Pear Tree Restaurant on Thursday in Bevier. The fire department received a call about the fire around 1 a.m. The fire eventually spread to the history museum next door.
Remnants of the Black Diamond Museum still stand Thursday in Bevier. The history museum housed many historical artifacts about the town. Bystanders helped to carry artifacts out of the museum while the building next door, The Pear Tree Restaurant, was on fire.
John Dawson stands outside his bar, BJ's Country Club, on Thursday in Bevier. Dawson helped carry historical artifacts out of the history museum when The Pear Tree Restaurant next door was on fire. His bar, which is located across the street from the buildings, is where many of the historical artifacts are being held.
A document that was inside the Black Diamond Museum sits next to a Christmas decoration in BJ's Country Club. The framed document is an original certificate from the United Mine Workers of America commemorating Bevier's history as a mining town. Both items were rescued from the museum when the building next to it, The Pear Tree Restaurant, was on fire early Thursday morning.
Firefighters unravel a hose to put out the aftermath of a fire at The Pear Tree Restaurant. The firefighters were still working to extinguish flames 14 hours after they were originally called.