Columbia Fire Department inspects damage at Ernie's Cafe

April 13, 2014 | 3:16 p.m. CDT
Columbia emergency personnel, including Columbia Fire Department firemen and fire marshals, survey the damage at Ernie's Cafe & Steak House on East Walnut Street on Sunday morning after a piece of wood behind one of the restaurant's neon signs began smoldering around 8 a.m. There was no fire, and damage to the building was minimal. The restaurant was closed for less than an hour.

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