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Raging inferno torches Alice hookah lounge

Posted: 1:05 PM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 14:05:13-04

It does not appear suspicious, but investigators still don’t know what caused a huge fire that destroyed two businesses in Alice.

The fire was reported around 8:30 p.m. Monday on Woodlawn Drive.

It is believed to have started in a hookah lounge and then quickly spread to a business next door.

Heavy winds helped spread the fire, which turned into a massive inferno.

Crews from Ben Bolt and San Diego had to be brought in to help fight the fire.